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, […]

Reporting and distribution from YouTube


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 […]

Customers and performers in subsidised category


What are subsidised concerts? Subsidised concerts are concerts whose main repertoire TONO, for reasons of cultural policy, has decided to support with additional funds. These funds derive partly from unidentified works. This category includes concerts by orchestral companies, music associations, etc. A general criterion is that the performed repertoire is sheet music or similar works, […]

Theatre music – bespoke or existing


In this area, TONO has entered into a separate agreement with the Association of Norwegian Theatres and Orchestras (NTO), which obviates the need for TONO rights holders to negotiate directly for performances put on by NTO members. The agreement between NTO and TONO covers the right to perform and the right to receive royalties for […]

Application form for music publishers

HERE you will find an application form in PDF for music publishers.

Concert notification form

If you are a concert promoter, please download the Concert Report form in PDF format, and send it by mail or scan it and e-mail it to If you are a TONO member who would like to report a concert, please log in to “My TONO”.

Work notification form for publishers

Here you will find the WORK NOTIFICATION FORM in PDF for original publishers. If the form relates to a sub-publisher, you must use THIS FORM (In Norwegian). You can send it by mail or scan it and email it to WORK@TONO.NO

Work notification form for music creators

Here you can download the WORK NOTIFICATION FORM in PDF for creators. You can send it by mail or scan it and email it to WORK@TONO.NO. Remember to sign the form before you return it to us!

Application form for music creators

If you are unable to submit the application form ELECTRONICALLY, you can download a PDF version HERE. The form must be completed, signed and returned to us by mail or, if you prefer, you may scan it and email it to MEMBER@TONO.NO.

Can I administer my own music?

As a member of TONO, you authorise TONO to license all public performance, transmission and recording of your music. However, you are still entitled to mange your music yourself in certain areas. Non-commercial use If your music is performed at an event to raise money for charity, you may give permission for the non-commercial use […]