Agents 

Gramo welcomes agents

Gramo handles your clients’ right to remuneration when their recordings are used in broadcasting and public performance. 
We have two annual payments 

Gramo claims and distributes remuneration to all participating musicians on recordings, both featured and non-featured. We adhere to the Rome Convention of 1961regarding protection of recordings. Participating artists originating in territories where the treaty has not been ratified will accordingly not protect the recording unless other criteria for protection are satisfied. Territories adhering to the Rome Convention.

Distribution Rules for Gramo (pdf)

Client applications

As a member of Gramo, anyone who has a right to remuneration may be admitted in accordance with the provisions of Section 45b of the Copyright Act.

Note! In the event of changes to the geographic scope of the management right you must send us the resignation signed by the artist no later than 1. October for the resignation to take effect on 1. January the following year. 

Mandatory information and documents you will need to include in your applications: 

You can send applications to bilateral@gramo.no 

With access to the “My Page” portal, you can apply for membership on behalf of your clients by uploading the documents to the portal. 

For us to accept your application the following must be fulfilled:  

  • Send only one e-mail per artist

  • If the artist is or was represented in Norway by another society or agent you have to send us a termination letter confirming the mandate transition.  
    The document has to include date of termination including and state any additional collection period if needed. 

  • Include all mandatory documents and information in each email. You will need to resend all documents if the application is not accepted. 

Remuneration generated by your client will be paid out to the agency account. If your clients wishes to use their own bank account, this must be clearly stated in the "Gramo membership application form". 

Please remember to report any client resignation from your agency.  

Portal – My Pages

As an agent representing performers, you can administer and handle your clients’ affairs through our web based agents portal on My Pages. The portal is built to accommodate functions such as client application, management of client information and adding performers to recordings. 

Access is given upon request and is subject to terms and conditions through an agreement between the agent and Gramo. In the process of approving your application, you will be asked to submit information such as: 

  • Company details - Name of agency, VAT, address and phone number

  • Email address for your contact person(s) 

  • Bank details including full name of your bank

  • IBAN and SWIFT details

  • If you are a US agency we require your bank routing number

Gramo rules of protection

The Remuneration right in the Norwegian Copyright Act, paragraph 45b is applied to protected recordings. A recording is protected when performers or producers (master owners) are: 

  • Norwegian citizen or residing in Norway

  • Citizen of, or residing in a EU / EEA country

  • Company with Norwegian board or residing in Norway

  • Company residing in a EU / EEA country

  • Company residing in countries acknowledging the Rome Convention

It is sufficient that one performer on a recording fulfills one of the above in order for the recording to be protected. 

In other words, a recording is protected if: 

  • performers or producers (master tape owners) are citizens of, or have permanent address in the EU or in countries acknowledging the EEA agreement 

  • the record producer is registered in a country acknowledging the Rome Convention. 

Information from record companies

Gramo receives album and recording information from several main record companies. This information is already uploaded to our servers and searchable, but the correct line-up and other details need to be verified by our members.

Want to read the Statutes of Gramo? – click here

Want to know more about payments? – click here