Second quarterly settlement of the year:
TONO distributes 18.9 million euros to rights holders in Norway and abroad in this year’s second quarterly settlement. Out of the total settlement amount, EUR 5,66 million is distributed to TONO members, and EUR 12,81 million is distributed to composers, lyricists, songwriters, and music publishers abroad. The payout date to TONO members is June 9, while the payout to TONO’s sister societies will be on June 23.Willy Martinsen
All numbers are converted from Norwegian krone to euro based on the currency rate on 9 June 2023.
TONO is a collective management organization. Broadcasters, streaming services, concert organizers, and others who want to use the music TONO has been authorized to manage on behalf of 40,000 Norwegian members and millions of rightsholders from 78 sister societies worldwide obtain our permission to use the music – in exchange for payment. As a nonprofit society, we then distribute TONO royalties to composers, lyricists, songwriters, and music publishers in Norway and abroad.
TONO has four main distributions each year. Out of the total distribution amount this June of approximately EUR 18,9 million, approximately EUR 5,66 is distributed to TONO members. This represents approximately 30% of the total amount.
Furthermore, approximately EUR 12,81 is distributed to composers, lyricists, songwriters, and music publishers abroad. This represents approximately 68% of the total amount.
A reserve of approximately EUR 428,403 is also allocated for temporarily unidentified rightsholders and musical works, unreported musical works, non-members, and disputed rights. This reserve represents approximately 2% of the total amount.
Below is a table that shows the total distribution amount of EUR 18,9 million allocated among rights categories and areas of use. The numbers have been converted from NOK to EURO using the currency rate on 9 June 2023.
|Categories of rights||Areas o fuse||Total||Members||Sister Societies||Temporary undistributable funds|
|Ordinary public performance||Concerts||203 549,79||120 706,25||92 373,37||– 9 529,75|
|Background music||199 375,18||25 473,11||155 797||18 105,15|
|Cinema||645 060,63||91 663,79||486 363,45||67 033,39|
|Broadcasts on radio and TV||TV||3 012 718,37||582 266,27||2 326 202,82||104 249,29|
|Radio||3 149 858,45||980 002,08||2 067 565,82||102 290,55|
|Third party TV-distribution||4 603 035,19||27 301,13||4 554 239,82||21 494,15|
|Internet||Online||2 186 723,55||1 557 539,81||615 889,34||13 294,40|
|Video on demand||2 727 162,77||395 072,05||2 214 584,11||117 506,53|
|Areas not covered by the categories of rights||Foreign||1 023 453,66||984 148,40||39 196,91||108,36|
|First performance||12 381,51||12 137,95||184,38||59,17|
|NCB – not online||1 149 274,42||890 780,69||258 493,81||–|
|Total all areas||18 912 593,51||5 667 091,52||12 810 890,67||434 611,32|
Here is an overview of all the channels and services that TONO’s distribution covers in June 2023.
Questions can be directed to the membership service by phone at +47 22 05 72 80 or by email at email@example.com. Any complaints must be in writing and sent to TONO within six weeks.