Become a member

Music is the result of a personal work by creators and therefore the intellectual property of each music author. GEMA is an association with more than 80,000 members and has a long history bound by tradition – and we are proud of that!

Are you a composer, a lyricist or a music publisher?

Application for membership for music authors

Application for membership for music publishers


The admission process

If you have decided to become a GEMA member, please fill in the admission application (not the Deed of Assignment!). Please read the info leaflet on the admission process first.

Application for Membership for Authors
Admission Procedure for Authors
Application for Membership for Music Publishers
Admission Procedure for Music Publishers
Sample of Standard Printout
Power of Attorney

To all forms

Infos on membership


Your journey as a member. From application to payout.



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Deutsche Bank AG München                                                          
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