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.

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Are some types of yoik covered by special copyright provisions to accord with Sámi tradition?

Yes, TONO has special copyright rules for the personal yoik that it administers. Copyright protects everyone who creates works of music or other intellectual property, and forms the basis for TONO’s operations. In Norway, this right is established in law through the Norwegian Copyright Act. It is also protected under a number of international agreements,…
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