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Annual report

2023 marks another record year for GEMA

In their annual report, the GEMA Managing Committee and Supervisory Board present the strong business results in 2023. A quick overview of the key figures and developments is included in our video. The detailed report is available in pdf format.

Report for download

Statement of the GEMA CEO

Dr. Tobias Holzmüller on the 2023 annual report

“2023 will go down as the most successful financial year in GEMA’s history to date. Despite the tense economic circumstances, we have worked to minimise costs and once again increased distributable funds. This sends an important message to our now 94,000 members: You can rely on your GEMA.”

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Total income: 1.277 billion euros

Record result for GEMA: The collective management organisation collected EUR 1.277 bn in 2023.  The chart shows the allocation of the respective revenues across individual income categories.
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GEMA pays out more than 1 billion euros

Reliable partner: GEMA is paying out EUR 1.082bn to its members and rightsholders all over the world. Once more, the distributable amount thus exceeds the one-billion-euro-threshold.
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Membership numbers & sustainability

Membership numbers: In spring, GEMA welcomed its 90,000th member. Overall, 5,849 members joined in 2023. GEMA is also sustainable with its environmentally friendly endeavours and CO2 reduction.
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AI study by GEMA and SACEM

How will AI technologies change the music business? GEMA has already investigated this question intensively in 2023. A study on behalf of GEMA and SACEM shows that AI music is going to play an increasing role in the music market. GEMA CEO, Tobias Holzmüller, emphasises: “The legal framework must be designed in such a way that all parties involved participate appropriately in the long-term success of this development.”
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