Who’s who in the music business
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.
Update on NCB’s work with new administration model for licencing of mechanical rights
22 December 2016
On 7 December 2016, NCB management – in collaboration with EY – presented a proposal for a future model for the administration of mechanical rights in the Nordic countries.
According to this proposal NCB’s administrative activities relating to licensing, collection and distribution of controlled music copyrights will continue uninterrupted but in a new organizational setting. It is proposed that all administrative activities and key administrative resources are outsourced to Koda in order to maintain the core operation and commercial know-how. A formal decision is expected on an extra-ordinary General Assembly on 22 March 2017.
If decided by the General Assembly, NCB as well as its owners will ensure that the implementation of the new model is performed with a minimum of negative impact to authors, composers, music publishers and NCB licensees.
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. NCB also administers mechanical rights for the Baltic performing rights societies: AKKA-LAA in Latvia, EAÜ in Estonia and LATGA-A in Lithuania.
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-Baltic 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
Baltic NCB offices
|Audio-visual licences||Monday-Friday||10:00 to 15:00 (CET)|
|Audio licences||Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday||11:00 to 13:00 (CET)|
|Audio licences – Finland||Monday-Thursday||11:00 to 15:00 (Finnish time)|
|All other departments||Monday-Friday||10:00 to 14:00 (CET)|
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|Music users/synchronization rights:|
We sometimes arrange introductions to music clearance for TV and film producers. Just request a meeting by sending us an email.
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