Step 1 - Number of minutes

You need to find out how many minutes the song has been played on the various radio channels.

Example: 208 plays of a song in three minutes gives a play time of 624 minutes


Step 2 - Your minute points

To get minute points, you must find your role code on the song.

Once you have found your role code, you can see in the score table below how many points you get for the song.

Score table for role code A:

If you are:

  • Soloist or solo artist

  • Featured artist

  • Permanent member of a band

Numbers of A on the recording

Points pr. A

1

16

2

14

3

12

4

10

5

8

6

6

7

4

8

2

9

1

Score table for role code B:

If you are:

  • an orchestra member

  • a choir member

  • a musician who is not a permanent member of the band

  • a remixer

Numbers of A + B on the recording

Points pr. B

1

-

2

8

3

8

4

8

5

8

6

6

7

4

8

2

9

1

When there is only one performer on the song, the table shows zero points for role code B. If you perform alone on a song, you automatically have role code A. It is not possible to be just one performer on a song with role code B.

Score table for role code C:

If your are:

  • a conductor

  • a musical director

Numbers of C on the recording

Points for C *

Regardless of number

5

In the table for role code C, a conductor or musical leader gets 5 points regardless of how many other performers there are on the song.
* If a song has several people with role code C, the 5 points are divided between these.

Example: Distribution of points on a song with nine people:

  • The three band members receive role code A and 12 points

  • The five contributors receive role code B and 2 points, since they are a total of eight A's and B's

  • The conductor receives role code C and 5 points

Calculate your minute points

When you know how many minutes the song has been played on a given channel, and your role code on the song, you can calculate your minute points.

Minutes x Points = Minute points

You need the minute points later to calculate the amount


Step 3 - Find the Gramo rate

The last factor you need in order to calculate the amount is the Gramo rate. The Gramo rate differs for the radio channels you calculatee from.

The Gramo rate is multiplied by the number of minutes the song has been played on a given channel.

In this article we use an example with Gramo rates for music played on the radio in 2019.

NRK

NOK per minute

NRK P1

0,84

NRK P1+

0,40

NRK P2

0,41

NRK P3

0,42

NRK mP3

0,22

NRK P13

0,10

NRK Distrikt

0,06

NRK Sápmi

0,06

NRK Folkemusikk

0,03

NRK Jazz

0,03

NRK Klassisk

0,03

NRK Radio Super

0,03

NRK P3X

0,03

NRK Sport

0,03

The P4 group

NOK per minute

P4 Lyden av Norge

0,62

P5 Hits Oslo

0,13

P5 Nonstophits

0,13

P6 Rock

0,13

P7 Klem

0,13

P8 Pop

0,13

P9 Retro

0,13

P10 Country

0,13

Bandit

0,13

NRJ Riks

0,13

Bauer

NOK per minute

Radio Norge

0,44

Radio Rock

0,28

Radio Vinyl

0,28

Radio Topp 40

0,28

Kiss

0,09

P24-7 Mix

0,09

Radio 1

0,09

Norsk Pop

0,09

Local radio

NOK per minute

Local radio

0,05


Step 4 - Calculation of the amount:

When you have an overview of the numer of minutes the song has been played on a given channel, calculated the minute points and found the Gramo rate, you can calculate the amount to be paid out.

Minute points x Gramo rate = Amount to be paid

Calculation example:

How much do the different participants earn on a song with the following ensemble and radio play?

  • Three band members - role code A

  • Five musical contributors - role code B

  • One conductor - role code C

  • Played for 624 minutes


Summary:

If we follow the steps above, we will find the following:

Step 1: Minutes
Number of minutes = 624

Step 2: Minute points

The number of minute points depends on the role code.

Role code:

  • The three band members receive role code A and 12 points

  • The five contributors get role code B and 2 points, because they constitute eight A's and B's

  • The conductor receives role code C and 5 points

Minutes:

  • The three band members : 12 points x 624 minutes = 7488 minute points

  • The five contributors : 2 points x 624 minutes = 1249 minute points

  • Conductor : 5 points x 624 minutes = 3120 minute points

Step 3: Gramo rates
Find the Gramo rate for the channel you want to calculate, for example 0.54

Step 4: Calculation of the amount

  • Role code A :
    7488 minute points x 0.54 gramo rate = 4043.52 NOK

  • Role code B :
    1249 minute points x gramo rate 0.54 = 674.46 NOK

  • Role code C :
    3120 minute points x gramo rate 0.54 = 1684.8 NOK

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