What is difference between TONO and Gramo, and can I be a member of both?

TONO collects and distributes royalties to composers, lyricists and music publishers for public performances and broadcast works. Gramo does the same for recorded music, but on behalf of the performers and record companies. In principle, these are different professional groups, whose rights are safeguarded by different copyright law provisions. If you are a performer who also writes your own music, it is natural that you would be a member of both organisations.

Many of TONO’s customers will also be Gramo’s customers.

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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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