Composers and lyricists - the authors of musical works - as well as music publishers are united under GEMA’s umbrella. GEMA, a collective management organisation, manages remuneration claims and entitlements of its members at a global level, wherever their copyright-protected musical works are used. At the same time, it is active in numerous funding projects for a diverse musical culture. It stands up and campaigns on behalf of its members in the political arena to ensure copyright is appreciated in future; it also contributes to increasing society’s awareness for the value of creative undertakings. It is not just 80,000+ GEMA members that benefit from GEMA's activities; in fact, nearly two million rights owners from all over the world also enjoy these benefits by virtue of representation agreements GEMA has concluded with collective management organisations from other countries.