Digital and physical releases (NCB)

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

15/11/2021

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,…

Reporting and distribution from YouTube

26/06/2018

YouTube applies systems that autimatically recognise recorded music, and make it possible to register metadata and connect an uploaded video to registered musical works. If you upload your own music video, it is important that you register the correct title, names of all rights holders, ISRC codes etc. Remember to register the work on your…

Can I manage library music myself?

19/04/2018

With effect from January 2016, TONO has offered its members the opportunity to self-administer so called library music. Self-administration applies to the mechanical rights areas synchronisation and copying. This means that our members themselves can negotiate price with production companies that make use of libraries of musical works that are made specifically for film, television,…

Use of music in films, music videos, news reports, etc. (synchronisation)

19/04/2018

When you use music together with images, a juxtaposition of sound and pictures occurs. This is called synchronisation. If, for example, you create a video clip with music that you publish on your website, or an online news outlet uses music in a video report, the rights must be cleared before the video is published.…

Release of music for digital streaming or downloading

19/04/2018

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…

Release of music in physical formats (CD, DVD)

19/04/2018

If you are planning to release music in a physical format (e.g. CD/LP/DVD), you must contact NCB for clearance before going to press. This applies even if the release contains only your own music. See the tariffs, calculate what it will cost to release a record, and see other useful related information HERE (http://www.ncb.dk/index.php/recording-music/)  …

What is NCB, and what are mechanical rights?

19/04/2018

If you want to record a piece of music or make an audio-visual production containing music, you must first obtain a licence to do so from NCB (Nordic Copyright Bureau). NCB issues this licence on behalf of composers, lyricists and music publishers that own the rights to the music, and you must therefore contact them…

Performing or recording cover versions

19/04/2018

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…

What is the difference between TONO and NCB?

19/04/2018

TONO manages your financial rights in connection with the public performance of your musical works. This means that TONO ensures that you get paid as a rights holder when your works are played at concerts and on radio and television. NCB manages your financial rights in connection with the sound recording of your musical works…