Music Users

Are you using music audible to your customers and guests?

This is how it works:

  1. Register your business with us and add the required information.

  2. We calculate the fee according to your line of business and send you an invoice for the amount owed.

  3. You pay for value the music provides your business and you are free to play any music.

16000 companies pay Gramo for their use of music

I do not use music, radio or television audible to my clients

What are the fees for playing music?

The amount paid for playing music depends on the line of business you are in.

Rates for use of music - find the rates for your line of business (norwegian)

What is remuneration?

Remuneration is a law term meaning payment or compensation.

As a user of music outside the private sphere this is a compulsory payment to those investing time, talent and money into music.

If you contribute musically, own or have copyrights to music, this is compensation for that music being played publicly on radio and in shops, restaurants, cafes, fitness centres and the like.

The remuneration Gramo administers is grounded in the Norwegian copyright act, åndsverkloven, § 21, stating that performing artists and producers should be compensated if their recordings are broadcasted or being performed in public.

What is considered use of music?

Any music, radio or television audible to your customers or guests will be considered use of music.

We do not use anything other than Spotify or other streaming services. Do we still have to pay?

As long as the music is audible for customers and guests, you have to pay a fee to Gramo and Tono, regardless of the source. Be it television, radio, CD, vinyl, sound files, streaming or the like.

A Spotify subscription does not cover the remuneration musicians and record labels are entitled to for your use of music in public.

You or your company can only pay this fee through Gramo and Tono.

This applies even if the terms of your subscription state that you can play music in public.

Anyone  playing music outside the private sphere must pay remuneration to Gramo and Tono.

Why does my company have to pay both Gramo and Tono?

Gramo has been given authorization from The Ministry of Culture to collect and redistribute remuneration according to the Norwegian copyright law, Åndsverkloven, § 21.

Use of Spotify at your company or school –

Why do I have to pay Gramo?

If you use music audible to customers or guests, you have to pay the owners of the music according to Norwegian law. The conditions can be found in the Norwegian copyright act, åndsverkloven, § 21 and the provisions of this act.

The Department for Culture has given Gramo authorization to collect and redistribute the money (remuneration) on behalf of the musicians, artists and record labels.

You do not have to pay every artist, musician and record label when using music, radio or television audible to customers and guests.

When paying Gramo and Tono you are complying with Norwegian law and you may play any music as you wish.

16000 companies are paying Gramo for their use of music.

Why does my company have to pay both Gramo and Tono?

There exists two interest groups for copyright owners, each with their own department for collecting and distributing money when their music is being played publicly.

Gramo pays singers and musicians on a recorded song, as well as the record company or other with copyright to the song. Tono pays the composer of the song. For this reason you pay both Gramo and Tono when using music.

How does Gramo distribute the money collected?

Gramo pays the singers or musicians on a recorded song, and the owners of the copyright to the song.

The song needs airtime on radio before any money will be paid out by Gramo.

The radio stations report what music is being played. Gramo pays those registered with us as musicians on songs reported by the radio stations.