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Meet the rights holders

Who’s who in the music business

The organization

NCB is owned by 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.

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.

Our role in the musical rights landscape

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.

Rights holder? This is how it works

When you become a member of your national performing rights society, you automatically become a member of NCB as well. For the work we do on your behalf – register track information, survey the market, collect royalties, distribute royalties – we deduct a commission from the license fee we receive from the music users.

How much?

Our commission rates vary for various products, and is also is dependent on whether it is NCB or one of our foreign partners who has collected the royalty payment. See the current rates here.

Commission rates

When?

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

Contact us

NCB/SWEDEN
Niels Juels Gade 9-11
1059 Copenhagen K
Denmark
Tel: (+46) 010 – 499 99 95

Email:
Audio: audio.se@ncb.dk
Audio-visual: av.se@ncb.dk

NCB/NORWAY
Niels Juels Gade 9-11
1059 Copenhagen K
Denmark
Tel: (+47) 80 05 66 27

Email:
Audio: audio.no@ncb.no
Audio-visual: av.no@ncb.no

NCB/Finland

Audio-visual products:
NCB/Finland
Urho Kekkosen katu 2 C
FI-00100 Helsinki
Finland
Tel: (+358) 09-681 01256
Email: av.fi@ncb.dk

Audio products:
NCB/Finland
Niels Juels Gade 9-11
1059 Copenhagen K
Denmark
Tel: (+358) 0303 60011
Email: audio.fi@ncb.dk

NCB/DENMARK
Niels Juels Gade 9-11
1059 Copenhagen K
Denmark
Tel: (+45) 33 36 87 00

Email:
Audio: audio.dk@ncb.dk
Audio-visual: av.dk@ncb.dk

NCB/ICELAND
Laufásvegi 40
IS-101 Reykjavik
Iceland
Tel: (+354) 1-561 61 73
Fax: (+354) 1-562 62 73
Web: www.stef.is
Email: info@stef.is

Baltic NCB offices

NCB/ESTONIA
Lille 13
EE-10614 Tallinn
Estonia
Tel: (+372) 668 43 65
Fax: (+372) 668 43 66
Web: www.eau.org
Email: ncb@eau.org

AKKA/LAA-NCB
97, A. Caka Str.
LV-1011 Riga
Latvia
Tel: (+371) 727 41 64
Fax: (+371) 731 56 20
Web: www.akka-laa.lv
Email: info@akka-laa.lv

NCB/LIETUVA
Basanaviciaus 4/Vingriu 6
LT-1118 Vilnius
Lithuania
Tel: (+370) 52 65 14 29
Fax: (+370) 52 65 14 29
Web: www.ncb.lt
Email: info@ncb.lt

Department/Service Telephone hours
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)
 Email us
Music recorders/mechanical rights:
– Sweden audio.se@ncb.dk
– Norway audio.no@ncb.dk
– Finland audio.fi@ncb.dk
– Denmark audio.dk@ncb.dk
Music users/synchronization rights:
– Sweden av.se@ncb.dk
– Norway av.no@ncb.dk
– Finland av.fi@ncb.dk
– Denmark av.dk@ncb.dk
Member services: member@ncb.dk

Meet us

We sometimes arrange introductions to music clearance for TV and film producers. Just request a meeting by sending us an email.

Niels Juels Gade 9-11, 3rd 1059 Copenhagen K Denmark

(+45) 33 36 87 00

ncb@ncb.dk

www.ncb.dk

Central Business Register number: 22 13 33 14

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