Please note our new bank details for payments to GEMA

We create music

Join a strong community of creators

Are you a composer, lyricist or a music publisher? We ensure a fair pay for your works as soon as they are performed or played back in public or reproduced. Sounds good? Then become a part of our strong community of creators!

The way to your money

Your repertoire - declare your works

It is easy to notify us of your works and productions. This way, you receive royalties for your entire repertoire.

  • Register works & upload setlists for members
  • Works and agreements for publishers
  • Declare your audiovisual productions

Your royalties - everything on pay-outs

Here you can access current royalty amounts, pay-out dates and important deadlines you must not miss, and everything on the topic of claims.

  • Your royalties - an overview
  • Pay-out dates and deadlines
  • Claims

GEMA - your reliable partner for music usage matters

We have a big international network of collective copyright management organisations. This means that we do not just collect royalties for you in Germany, but all over the world.

More than 85,000 members

Around 1.5 million work registrations/year

More than 100 free webinars per year

Benefit from the GEMA member programme

From the right insurance to the chance to present your own music to a wide audience via showcases, we offer our members a comprehensive programme.

  • Workshops & webinars
  • Showcases
  • Exclusive insurance benefits
  • Benefits & perks

Just do everything online

Keep an overview of royalties, agreements, work declarations and more - by using the services for members in our Online Portal.

  • Change personal details
  • Access to financial details and royalties
  • Works declaration and registration status
  • Declaration and agreements for publishers
  • Search, setlists and downloads

This is how our members experience the GEMA service

Ich liebe es, neue Songs zu schreiben, meine Musiktexte im Radio zu hören, im TV zu sehen oder live zu erleben – darauf bin ich jedes Mal aufs 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

Your journey as a member. From application to payout.


How can we help you?

If you still have any questions on the GEMA membership, please do get in touch.