Our pay-outs as of 1 January 2022

All important information on pay-outs in the categories:
Mixed online platforms (Supplement), sound and audiovisual recordings and usages abroad

Information regarding payments as of 1 June 2021
Information regarding payments as of 1 July 2021
Information regarding payments as of 1 October and 1 November 2021

Supplementary distribution in the categories mixed online platforms (GOP & GOP VR)

As of 1 January 2022, you will receive a pay-out for uses of your works on mixed online platforms for which it was not possible to carry out a work-based and click-based distribution. The distribution will be made as a supplement. The basis for this is your overall income in nearly all of the categories. This pay-out will cover usages on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram, plus, for the first time, on TikTok and Triller. For YouTube, we had already paid a part of the collections on the basis of the processable usage reports as of 1 April and 1 October.

The pay-out date of the supplementary distribution has been postponed from 1 December 2021 to 1 January 2022 due to the pandemic. The corresponding amounts will be paid to you in 2021. You can find out more on this in the additional information on the distribution, which you will also receive by email from us at the beginning of January.

Sound recordings mechanical rights (PHONO VR) and mechanical rights audiovisual recordings (BT VR)

The pay-out in the categories for sound and audiovisual recordings as of 1 January 2022 includes the 1st semester 2021. With a pay-out amount of €11.8m it decreased only slightly, by 3%, compared to the previous year. Against the trend, the vinyl sector has once again grown: With a plus of 44% compared to the previous year, it is strengthening the overall sound recording distribution and increases its share within that category by an impressive 22%.

International income (A & A VR)

organisations for uses of the GEMA repertoire in their respective territories. Effects of the pandemic are becoming noticeably apparent with this distribution, too. There are significant differences between the individual countries, depending on the COVID-19 situation. Revenues collected in Switzerland were subject to losses of roughly 9% whereas Hungarian royalties dropped by about 55%. France, with approx. 22% and Italy with about 27% make up the midfield.

You can check out which countries and periods will be paid out as of 1 January 2022 in the international income distribution Q4 2021.

 

FAQs - frequently asked questions on the pay-outs

It is possible that the account statements are still on their way. They are only available to you a few days after the pay-out at the beginning of the new month.

The process is as follows:

  1. Detailed breakdowns/statements are available in the GEMA Download.
  2. Money flows.
  3. The account statement will be issued and transferred (by post or the Online Portal)


Are you registered for the Online Portal? Then you can access your account statements there:

  1. Simply go to My financial details in the Online Portal .
  2. You can access this in the area My account statements.

Our service department VR/A Service will gladly help you with queries on pay-outs for sound recordings (PHONO VR & BT VR), mixed online platforms (GOP & GOP VR) or uses of your works abroad (A & A VR).

Their contact details are as follows:
+49 (0) 30 21245 600 (Mon-Thu: 9am to 5pm, Fri 9am to 4pm)
or
E-mail: vra-service@gema.de

 

You can submit a claim for an incorrect pay-out, quickly and easily:

Pursuant to § 59 of the GEMA distribution plan, claims must contain specific details which permit a verification. You ensure that this is the case by providing the requested details in the Online Portal under Claims.

It’s quite simple to register. You will then receive an e-mail with an activation link to set your own password. After that, you complete the activation application which is shown in the Online Portal, and send it through to us. Once your account has been successfully activated, we will inform you. You can then start the service under GEMA Download and download the detailed breakdowns.

Further information on how this can be accessed under Claims.

 

A total overview of your turnover can be accessed in the Online Portal and the Service My royalties. There, you can also find out where the royalties come from (live, radio, TV/film, digital or from abroad/international income) and the revenue generated by your ten most successful works.

You can access detailed statements in the free online service GEMA Download.

If you cannot access the service yet, apply for an activation in the GEMA Onlineportal.