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.
(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
(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)
Usage category performance serious music and stage music (categories E/ED/EM/BM)
Usage categories performance light music (categories U/M/UD), reproduction and distribution (categories PHO VR/ BT VR) and online (categories MOD /MOD VR, KMOD /KMOD VR, VOD/VOD VR, WEB/WEB VR)
An overview of the pay-out dates can be accessed here.
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?
A/S Service GEMA Generaldirektion Bayreuther Str. 37 D-10787 Berlin Phone: +49 30 21245 600 Fax: +49 30 21245 843 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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)?
VR/A Service GEMA Generaldirektion Rosenheimer Str. 11 D-81667 Munich Phone: +49 30 21245 600 Fax: +49 89 48003 392 E-mail: email@example.com