Performing or recording cover versions

TONO/NCB give permission for the public performance and recording of copyright-protected musical works on behalf of their creators. However, please note that the first publication is reserved for the creators themselves, unless otherwise agreed.

No particular permission is needed to perform or release a cover version of another creator’s work, as long as your version is true to the original work. If you have made any changes in the work’s lyrics or music, e.g. translation of the text or a new musical arrangement, you must obtain the prior permission of the original work’s rights holders.

TONO would be happy to help you find out whom you must contact in this respect.

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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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