Distribution dates

Pay-outs/Distribution of domestic income

In order to ensure a regular flow of income, GEMA pays its collections out at regular distribution dates spread over the whole year. The dates depend on the distribution category.

The distribution dates for 2021 are as follows:

AusschüttungsterminSparteAbrechnungszeitraum

   1 January 2021*

BT VR, Phono VR

A, A VR

1st semester 2020

**

  1. April 2021*

Phono VR
 

MOD D, MOD D VR,
MOD S, MOD S VR,
VOD D, VOD D VR,
VOD S, VOD S VR
 
GOP, GOP VR
(Nutzungsmeldungen)

WEB, WEB VR

A, A VR

Carryover
1st semester 2020

***





 

2020

**

  1. June 2021

BM, E, ED, KI, U, UD

DK, DK VR, EM, M

 

2020

2020

  1. July 2021*

FS, FS VR, R, R VR

TFS, TFS VR

T, TD, TD VR

BT VR, Phono VR

KMOD, KMOD VR

A, A VR

M

2020

2020

2020

2nd semester2020

2020

**

2020 ****

   

1. October 2021*

Phono VR
 

MOD D, MOD D VR,
MOD S, MOD S VR,
VOD D, VOD D VR,
VOD S, VOD S VR

GOP, GOP VR
(Nutzungsmeldungen)

A, A VR

Pension funds

Assessment procedure

Rating procedure E

Rating procedure U

Carryover
2nd semester 2020

***





 

**

2020

2020

2020

2020

  1. November 2021

Nachverrechnungen (u.a. aufgrund von Reklamationen gemäß § 59 Abs. 1 und 2 des Verteilungsplans)
in den Sparten BM, E, ED, EM, M, U, UD

 

2020

   

   1. December 2021

GOP, GOP VR
(Distribution of surcharges)

 

2020

 

 

* Without surcharges for statutory remuneration rights. The revenues collected arising from statutory remuneration rights during the 2020 financial year will be paid out separately with effect from 1 April 2021. This will be done in the form of a supplement to the payouts for the 2019 financial year in the relevant categories.

** International income (both rights) is paid out on an ongoing basis upon receipt on the first day of each quarter. Pay-out details including country specifications are available on the GEMA homepage and in virtuos (GEMA magazine).

*** In the categories MOD D, MOD D VR, MOD S, MOD S VR, VOD D, VOD D VR, VOD S, VOD S VR, GOP, GOP VR, the income from the rights will be distributed on an ongoing basis on 1 April and 1 October, depending on the receipt of payment and the processing of usage reports. Information on the distributions with details of the licensees and periods of use can be found on the GEMA homepage and in virtuos (GEMA magazine).

Supplementary distributions (e.g. due to claims pursuant to Article 59 of the Distribution Plan) shall be made each year with effect from 1 November in the categories BM, E, ED, EM, M,U, UD.

Abbreviation List

ABBREVIATION LONG FORM EXPLANATION/EXAMPLE
A AR Performing, performance, broadcasting and communication to the public rights International music use
A VR International distribution for mechanical rights International music use
BT VR Mechanical rights audiovisual recordings DVD or CD ROM pressings
DK, DK VR Mechanical music playback in discotheques Music in discotheques which is not performed live
E Concerts of serious music of all kinds Symphonic music, chamber music
GOP, GOP VR Streaming on mixed online services Online services without individual music or film streaming license
Ki Music in church services  
KMOD, KMOD VR Ringtone melody feeds of [musical] works Mobile ringtones
M Public performance of entertainment music by means of mechanical devices Supplementary payout for entertainment and dance music in events, e.g. music in lifts/elevators, at the hairdressers
MOD D, MOD D VR Music on demand download Music download services
MOD S, MOD S VR Music on demand streaming Music streaming services
PHO VR Mechanical rights sound recordings CD or vinyl pressings
U Events with entertainment or dance music Entertainment and dance music at events and concerts, live music
VOD D, VOD D VR Video on demand download Film download services
VOD S, VOD S VR Video on demand streaming Film streaming services
WEB, WEB VR Websites Background music on websites
R, R VR Radio broadcasting Music on the radio
FS, FS VR TV broadcasting Music in own or commissioned productions on TV, e.g. films produced by the broadcaster
T FS, T FS VR Sound film on TV Music in third party productions on TV, e.g. cinema films/movies, international series, product advertising
T Sound film Music in cinema film performances
FS (Großes Recht) Broadcasting rights in TV broadcasts and communication to the public rights relating to the public communication of TV broadcasts Broadcasts of dramatico-musical works on TV, e.g. operas or musicals
R (Großes Recht) Broadcasting rights in radio broadcasts and communication to the public rights relating to the public communication of radio broadcasts Broadcasts of dramatico-musical works on the radio, e.g. operas or musicals
ED Serious direct accounting (net individual accounting) Direct accounting of serious music concerts, e.g. improvisations
EM Serious music performances by means of mechanical devices Playback of serious music in the course of a live event
BM Stage music Music in theatre performances (except Grand Rights)
TD, TD VR Sound film direct accounting Music in commercial films, e.g. promotional films at trade fairs or exhibitions