Gramex is a Copyright society of performing artists and phonogram producers in Finland.
Gramex wants to make using music easier and offers licensing services that enable the usage of phonogram music and music videos. Gramex collects remunerations to performers and producers in Finland and around the world.
If you are a performer or producers of music or if you need licenses for phonogram music, copyright society Gramex is at Your service. Gramex has more than 52 070 rightsholder client agreements with performers and producers. Gramex remunerations are collected from approximately 31 000 premises such as restaurants, stores and gyms and about 200 media licensing users.
Service for artists and producers
Gramex promotes and administers the rights, prescribed in the Copyright Act, of performing artists whose performances have been recorded on phonograms and of producers of phonograms. Gramex collects remunerations for the use of phonograms and distributes remunerations to those entitled to them.
Gramex is a non-profit organisation, governed by the representatives of artists’ and producers’ organisations. Gramex delivers almost nine tenths of the collected payments to the clients and music promotion activities. The rest is used for collecting, administering and delivering the remunerations.
Becoming a rightsholder client
If one has produced a record or other kind of phonogram or has performed on one as artist, one can become a client of Gramex.
By signing a client agreement, a rightsholder authorizes Gramex administer, within the scope defined in greater detail in the agreement, his/her rights under the Copyright Act.
> Client agreement (pdf)
> Client agreement, Foreign music & clients / Artists (pdf)
> Client agreement, Foreign music & clients / Producers (pdf)
Payment of remunerations
Gramex distributes the remunerations to the rightsholders at a subsequent date, as soon as the necessary information for the distribution is available. The division between different rightsholders of the recording is done according to the Distribution rule of Gramex.
In accordance with the Tax Withholdings Act, Gramex withholds taxes in connection with the payment of remunerations. Under this Act, withholding is not made from remunerations paid to a recipient listed in the Advance Income Tax Collection Register. The smallest remuneration to be paid is confirmed by the General Meeting
By signing a client agreement, a performer or producer receives his/her own code number, i.e. a Gramex number. Correctness of the data given in the client agreement and their maintenance up to date are prerequisites to the distribution of remunerations.
The necessary phonogram report
It is the obligation of the producer to submit a phonogram report to Gramex regarding each published phonogram. The phonogram report is made on a form confirmed by Gramex. A copy of the record sleeve/label of the record or cassette is to be appended to the report.
This is a very, very important document. Without a correctly filled detailed report submitted by the producer, Gramex will not be able to distribute the remunerations of that phonogram to the producer and the performers. Print the phonogram report form : > Phonogram report .
Do you want to learn more about Gramex? The three latest annual reports contain a lot of interesting information about Gramex activities, management and finances.
Gramex Annual Report 2017
Gramex Annual Report 2016
Gramex Annual Report 2015