All the music on soothingrelaxation.com is registered with TONO, the Norwegian performance rights organization (PRO).
What is a PRO?
A performance rights organization is an entity that collects royalties for songwriters when their compositions are publicly performed. This is often associated with TV, radio and film productions, but it affects any public performance that includes music.
What do I have to do?
If you license our music for a project that will be publicly broadcast (TV, radio, film), you need to submit a cue sheet for your usage. This should be sent to the PRO of your country. Please also send a copy of your cue sheet to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you act as the broadcaster of the video, you need to clear this use with the PRO of your country. A typical example is if you upload the video directly to your own website. In that case, you are the broadcaster and you need to pay a fee to the PRO.
Please note that the aforementioned doesn't apply if you upload the video to a site like YouTube, because YouTube acts as the broadcaster in those situations. The vast majority of our customers don't have to think about PRO fees, as it isn't normal that the producer of a video also acts as the broadcaster.
What information should I put in the cue sheet?
In addition to the information about your production and the title of the composition used, here's the generic metadata you should include when using Peder B. Helland's music.
Composer: Peder Bjærum Helland (first name: Peder, middle name: Bjærum, last name: Helland)
IPI number: 1072993826
Is this an extra expense for me?
Submitting a cue sheet is free to do (you simply send an email) if your video will be shown on a TV network or similar. Unless you are the broadcaster, you don't have to pay any extra fees.
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