About GEMA - Collective management organisation
We are GEMA
Full effort for creators
As an association, GEMA represents the interests of its members - more than 90,000 composers, lyricists and publishers. Our main concern is that music creators get paid what they deserve!
This is how GEMA works
GEMA members are at the core of the organisation: They elect the Supervisory Board which in turn appoints the Managing Committee. Various committees and their actively involved members and committee representatives drive internal issues forward and advance legal and market-oriented topics and activities of GEMA.
The annual General Assembly is the central body of GEMA and decides on the most important issues.
The steering and control body of GEMA consists of members of the three professional categories.
The Managing Committee is responsible or the operational business and thus the economic development of GEMA.
Your career at GEMA
We provide an interesting and multi-faceted work environment with a high level of creative possibilities, a competitive salary, a great team and the possibility of a professional development in the music industry sector. We also have a pleasant work atmosphere, family-friendly conditions and flexitime. We offer you the possibility to apply your know-how in varied and challenging projects in a team.
Music authors often work behind the stage, away from the limelight. We want to change that: GEMA honours music creators who particularly enrich the German music landscape with their work - from newcomers all the way to lifetime achievement awards. In addition to renowned prizes for creators, GEMA and its Radio Culture Award also recognise those who support diversity in music. Always in focus: the music.
GEMA Open Innovation
We are looking for startups, research groups, SMEs, innovative actors. Have you developed, tested and validated a product (MVP) that brings high value to our members or our customers? Then we look forward to hearing from you.
This is how GEMA distributes your money
As a large creative community, we perceive the rights of our members and ensure that they get paid royalties (income). Simple principle: The more a work is used, the more royalties the artists involved (rightsholders) receive.