Publishers’ participation in pay-outs
The Higher Regional Court decided that music publishers were only allowed to participate in the royalty pay-outs between July 2012 and December 2016 if the music authors had given express permission for them to do so.
In the so-called Electronic Confirmation Process (ECP), members informed GEMA initially whether and to which extent a participation of the publishers was confirmed. Said process had been concluded until the first semester 2018.
Based on the information you provided, GEMA was in a position to prepare the so-called reversal for the years 2012 to 2016. The results of the reversal will be published in October 2018.