How can I start my own music publishing company?

Contact The Norwegian Music Publisher Association. They will be able to help you.
You can also apply for TONO membership for your publishing company by completing the application form found HERE.

The following conditions apply to music publishers:

  • The publishing company must have an agreement with at least one person who is the creator of a musical work that has been published. A copy of the publishing contract for this work must be enclosed with the application.
  • A copy of the company’s certificate of registration with the Brønnøysund Register Centre, as well as a published copy of the work, must also be enclosed. The latter does not apply if the applicant is a sub-publisher.
  • If the applicant is a sub-publisher, it is sufficient to have had the above rights transferred from the original publisher.
  • The publishing contract must comply with the TONO Distribution Plan. Particular reference is made to §14.