When sound and images are combined in movies, etc., this is known as synchronisation (AKA synch or sync). When music is to be used in, for example, a film or video, the producer must have permission (a synchronisation licence) to use both the copyright and master rights.
As a member of Koda, you have delegated the management of your rights, including synchronisation rights, to Koda/NCB.
However, you still manage certain synchronisation rights yourself, while others are managed by Koda/NCB according to the Nordic sync model:
Members can carry out self-management of synchronisation rights that have been delegated to Koda/NCB, in different ways:
- You can withdraw the entire category designated as synchronisation rights (meaning all of your synchronisation rights) from Koda/NCB’s management. You can find more information on full self-management of rights here.
- You can enter into an ‘Agreement on self-management of synchronisation rights’, which means that you will carry out your own management of the synchronisation rights associated with a specific publisher contract.
In addition to the two possibilities outlined above, music created especially for a given production can also be self-managed in the following manner:
- You can self-manage the use of commissioned music in the production for which the music is made by including the synchronisation fee in your agreement with the relevant TV/film producer. Please note: it is important to provide NCB with documentation that such an agreement has been entered into.
In the ‘Agreement on self-management of synchronisation rights’, you must indicate the publishing agreement(s) for which you wish to carry out self-management.
Go to ‘Agreement on self-management of synchronisation rights’.
If at some point you no longer wish to manage your synchronisation rights yourself, it is possible to entrust the management to Koda/NCB again. If you wish to do so, send an email to [email protected]
Please note that this covers only self-management of the synchronisation right, not the right of reproduction (the right to make copies), including server copies.
If you have any questions regarding the self-management agreement, contact Jakob Thors [email protected]