Distribution

TONO distributes the royalties payable to rights holders in Norway and abroad four times a year. When the royalty distributions have been made, you will be able to see the amounts you have received in your online user account on My TONO.

As a registered user of My TONO, you will receive an email when the royalty distribution and supporting documentation are available online. Please make sure that the contact details in your profile always are up to date.

The date on the first page indicates when we are starting to make payments to rights holders with Norwegian and international bank accounts. If you have an agreement with a publisher regarding advance payments or other deductions, you will have to wait a few days more.

Below, you will see what is included in the various distributions, and further down on the page, you will find more information about the various distribution areas.

Next distribution: week 49

MARCH

  • Broadcasts in Norway, Q3 (July-September)
  • Foreign distributions
  • NCB remuneration (digital services)
  • VOD services

JUNE

  • Broadcasts in Norway, Q4 (October-December)
  • Foreign distributions
  • NCB remuneration (phonogram, AV productions, digital services)
  • TV advertisements
  • Cinema
  • VOD services

SEPTEMBER

  • Broadcasts in Norway, Q1 (January - March)
  • Concerts in Norway, preceding year
  • Foreign distributions
  • NCB remuneration (digital services)
  • VOD services

DECEMBER

  • Broadcasts in Norway Q2  (April-June)
  • Foreign distributions
  • NCB remuneration (phonogram, AV productions, digital services)
  • First performances
  • VOD services

All the different distributions also include supplements and adjustments as well as major concerts, theatre, major rights etc.

Concerts

TONO distributes royalties for concerts in September the year after the performance took place. If your musical works were performed in a concert last year, you will receive the corresponding distribution this year. We depend on receiving concert reports in order to make the appropriate distributions. In principle, the concert organiser is responsible for sending […]
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First performance

All works that meet the first performance criteria will automatically be allocated a special code when they are notified to TONO, and a special “first performance” distribution is calculated in December of the year following the first performance. The first performance must have taken place in Norway within an area that meets the criteria. In […]
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International

TONO has sister societies worldwide, which will, on the basis of reciprocal administration contracts with us, ensure the distribution of royalties to our members for performances carried out in their territory. These societies have a variety of different allocation rules and practices. Many societies pay out for all licensed concerts. Other societies carry out a […]
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Radio/TV

TONO receives reports directly from the radio and television channels, so you do not need to report this to TONO yourself. For the Norwegian broadcasting sector, all of NRK’s national and regional radio and TV channels are included, as are TV Norge and the TV2 channels: TV2, TV2 Humor, TV2 Zebra, and TV2 Livsstil. Distributions […]
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