GEMA | For composers, lyricists and music publishers
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Especially in today's digital world, it is important for artists like me that our rights are respected. GEMA gives me this security, is always there for me and I can fully concentrate on my creativity.Ambre Vallet | Songwriter & Artist
It's important for me that my social media community grows with me and gets an early glimpse at the creation of my songs. GEMA gives me the assurance that nobody else can claim my music as theirs.Diana Goldberg | Songwriter & Artist
To me, GEMA means having a steady and reliable partner on my side who ensures that performers receive their due income. I could not imagine a music industry without GEMA.AVAION | Electro-Musician
Ich liebe es, neue Songs zu schreiben, meine Musik-Texte im Radio zu hören, im TV zu sehen oder live zu erleben - darauf bin ich jedes Mal auf's Neue stolz. Damit ich von meiner Musik leben und weiter kreativ sein kann, habe ich die GEMA an meiner Seite.Jonathan Zelter | Interpret und Autor
Die GEMA vertritt nicht nur meine Urheberrechte als Künstlerin, sondern auch die Nutzungsrechte meiner Werke, deshalb ist diese Institution für mich eine der wichtigsten. Denn genau das gibt mir die Sicherheit, mich als Songwriterin zu entfalten.ela. | Songwriterin und Künstlerin
Gerade in einer Zeit, in der die Musikindustrie durch Digitalisierung und Streaming im größten Umbruch seit der Erfindung der Tonaufnahme steckt, ist eine starke GEMA zum Schutz der Urheber für mich enorm wichtig.Fabian Lang | Komponist und Produzent
Considering the multitude of broadcasts and performances, I would have lost the overview long ago. But no matter whether it’s royalties for live concerts, radio or television, GEMA takes care of it. I am glad that my rights as a composer are represented here.Christin Henkel | composer & songwriter
I have been a GEMA member for half of my life: When I was in the teenage band “Debbie Rockt” back in 2007, GEMA was the only entity thanks to which I got money for my (songwriting) work.Sofia Stark | singer songwriter
I am a member because I want to be able to live well off my music. I also consider copyright to be a very valuable asset and want to protect my songs. On top of that, I would like to increase the currently low proportion of women at GEMA.Gwen Cobain | musician and songwriter
As an artist, I can and want to earn money with my music. GEMA is a strong partner in this respect!Zoé | musician
We are all GEMA members since we want our music to be protected in terms of copyright and receive fair royalty payments for our works. You are really doing a great job. Thank you GEMA!Diamonds | rock band
Questions about GEMA
How is GEMA organised?
GEMA actually “is” its members. As a consequence, our most important body is the General Assembly of members. It usually takes place once a year, and takes turns between Berlin and Munich. All full GEMA members ...
Does GEMA make a profit?
GEMA is not aimed at making a profit.
Instead, we pay out our collections to composers, lyricists, arrangers and publishers who are GEMA members or members of a foreign sister organisation and whose ...
How can use copyright to protect a song I composed myself?
You do not need to do anything. Your song is automatically protected by German copyright law. This applies to the composition material and song lyrics, from ...