Who’s who in the music business
The members of NCB are the Nordic performing rights societies – Koda in Denmark, STEF in Iceland, STIM in Sweden, Teosto in Finland and TONO in Norway.
NCB owns 50% of the shares in NMP – Network of Music Partners A/S – a joint venture owned by NCB and PRS for Music (the music copyright society in the UK). NMP provides back office services to the music copyright administration industry.
From April 1, 2017, NCB has entered into a back office cooperation agreement with Koda based on which Koda will supply mechanical rights licenses and administrative services to NCB. The agreement with Koda safe-guards the interest of authors, composers and music publishers. Authors, composers, music publishers and foreign collective rights management societies can continue to expect a second-to-none service from NCB also in the coming years.
Koda has the responsibility for the delivery of the services described in the cooperation agreement between Koda and NCB. Koda has of august 2019 appointed Market Director, Camilla Kjær Hejselbæk, to manage the day-to-day business of NCB, cf. Section 9 of the Danish Act on collective management of copyright and related rights.
NCB’s board of directors oversees that the cooperation agreement is complied with by Koda.
As of July 1, 2020, NCB will no longer include the Baltic territories of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in our territories.
The co-operation agreements between NCB and the Baltic societies EAÜ in Estonia, AKKA-LAA in Latvia and LATGA in Lithuania has been replaced with reciprocal representation agreements with each Baltic society by July 1, 2020.
The contact persons for the Baltic societies are:
EAÜ: Margus-Koit Kivistik – email@example.com
LATGA: Paulius Sartatavicius – firstname.lastname@example.org
NCB is approved by the Danish Ministry of Culture regarding musical authors’ mechanical rights in services covered by the Danish Copyright Act, Section 35, subsection 4 and 5, cfr. Section 50.
NCB is the connection between creators and users of music. We collect license fees from the music users and ensure that rights holders get their rightful share of royalties.
The Nordic performing rights societies – KODA in Denmark, STEF in Iceland, STIM in Sweden, TEOSTO in Finland and TONO in Norway – administer the performance rights when music is played, performed or in any other way communicated to the public.
In most cases, we distribute royalties twice a year – in June and December –for sales made during the previous six months. Royalties collected from outside the Nordic region may take longer, as we don’t have agreements with all collecting societies worldwide. You’ll find your royalty statement on your national society’s website.How to read the royalty statement
Any inquiries/complaints to the received NCB distribution statements, should be forwarded to the following email address: email@example.com
We kindly ask all other rights holders to forward their inquiries/complaints regarding the NCB distribution statements to the member services within their local performing rights societies.
Denmark, Iceland, Norway & Sweden
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Denmark, Iceland, Norway & Sweden
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|NCB Finland||Monday-Friday||11:00 to 14:00
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