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
On 22 March 2017 an extra-ordinary NCB General Assembly approved that NCB from 1 April 2017 enters into a cooperative agreement with Koda based on which Koda will supply mechanical rights licences and administrative services to NCB and that NCB consequently becomes a shell organization with no employees.
The General Assembly took notice of the following main arguments supporting the decision:
Authors, composers, music publishers and foreign sister societies can thereby continue to expect a second-to-none service from NCB also in the coming years.
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
Any inquiries/complaints to the received NCB distribution statements, should be forwarded to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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