Release of music for digital streaming or downloading

If you want to make your music available online via a music service that offers digital streaming or downloading, you can contact an aggregator. The aggregator is a digital distributor, which supplies musical repertoire to the various online services in Norway and the rest of the world. It also acts as a link between you and the music service. In Norway, for example, The Orchard and IndigoBoom are two popular aggregators.

TONO has agreements with Beat, Spotify, TIDAL and iTunes, among others. All use of your music is reported to TONO/NCB. These reports allow TONO/NCB to bill these services and pay the songwriters.

Before your recording can be made available for digital streaming or downloading, you must have an International Standard Recording Code (ISRC). This code is a tool for identifying recorded music. To obtain an ISRC, please contact Gramo:

If your music is used abroad, TONO has reciprocal administration contracts with affiliated societies worldwide. Royalties from the online services will be collected by the society in the country where the music They pay TONO/NCB, which in turn forward the money to you.

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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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