Notification and amendment deadlines:
Pay-out entitlements only arise in the case of a timely work declaration. A notification is deemed to be timely if it is received by GEMA within the following deadlines (Art. 36 GEMA distribution plan).
Changes and amendments may only be considered during the current financial year if their notification is submitted on time. The notification is deemed to be timely if it is received by GEMA within the following deadlines (Art. 41 GEMA distribution plan):
The deadlines newly regulated by the General Assembly 2019 are highlighted in bold.
|Usage period||Payment date||Registration deadline for new works ends on*:||Registration daedline for work changes ends on*:||Categories (selection)|
|Quarter||Quarterly resp. semi-annual distribution||End of the month following the respective usage quarter||End of month following the respective usage quarter||Online: Streaming downloads, GOP|
|01/01 - 31/12 of a given year||01/06 of the following year||31/01 of the following year||31/01 of the following year||Live (e.g. light music, serious music, stage music)|
|01/01 - 31/12 of a given year||01/07 of the following year||31/01 of the following year||31/01 of the following year||Radio, film|
|01/01 - 31/10 of a given year||01/07 of the following year||31/01 of the following year||31/01 of the following year||TV|
|01/11 - 31/12 of a given year||01/07 of the following year||31/03 of the following year||31/01 of the following year||TV|
|01/01 - 30/06 of a given year||quarterly/resp. semi-annual distribution||31.07 of the current year||31/07 of the current year||Sound recordings, audiovisual recordings|
|01/07 - 31/12 of a given year||quarterly/resp. semi-annual distribution||31.01. of the following year||31/01 of the following year||Sound recordings, audiovisual recordings|
|01/01 - 31/12 of a given year||01/04 of the following year||31/01 of the following year||31/01 of the following year||Other categories|
(Art. 56 GEMA distribution plan as well as distribution plans of the sister organisations)
Submission deadlines for usage reports for domestic and international live performances (playlists) and all other uses abroad
- Submission deadline: by 31/03 of the year following the usage
(Art. 59 GEMA distribution plan)
Usage categories broadcasting/presentation (categories FS/FS VR, TFS/TFS VR, T,TD/TD VR, R/R VR) and international income (category A, A VR)
- Claims deadline: 18 months after the pay-out date
Usage categories performance light music (categories U/M/UD) and performance serious music and stage music (categories E/ED/EM/BM)
- Claims deadline: 9 months after the pay-out date
Usage categories reproduction and distribution (categories PHO VR/ BT VR) and online (categories MOD /MOD VR, KMOD /KMOD VR, VOD/VOD VR, WEB/WEB VR)
- Claims deadline: 3 months after the pay-out date
An overview of the pay-out dates can be accessed here.
You can reach us between Monday and Thursday from 9.00 to 17.00 and on Fridays from 9.00 to 16.00.
Royalty distribution for performances and broadcasts in Germany
Do you have any questions on your royalty distributions for TV, including third party productions and product advertisements (FS, TFS), cinema and commercial films (T, TD), radio (R), entertainment category performances (live music) including mechanical performances (U) as well as serious music performances (E) and stage music (BM) in Germany?
Bayreuther Str. 37
Phone: +49 30 21245 600
Fax: +49 30 21245 843
Royalty distribution for audio/audiovisual recordings, music-on-demand, ringtone melodies, websites or usages abroad
Do you have questions in relation to your royalty distributions for audio/audiovisual recordings (PHONO + BT), online (MOD, KMOD, VOD, WEB) in Germany or usages of your works outside of Germany (A AR, A VR)?
Rosenheimer Str. 11
Phone: +49 30 21245 600
Fax: +49 89 48003 392