Royalty distribution on
1 July 2022
Distribution in two steps:
As of 1 June 2022, the usual M distribution will take place on the basis of the (relatively few) live performances in 2021. Deviating from previous processes, no new point value will be calculated in the segment sectors 1 to 8. Instead, the average point value of the M category of the last three financial years (2017 to 2019, before the pandemic started) will be used as a basis. The 20 % supplement for the M category in the segment sectors 9 to 12 (from collections of
€ 500.01 and more) remains unchanged.
As of 1 July 2022, the remaining balance of the distributable amount in the M category for the 2021 financial year will be distributed as a percentage-based supplement in the M category for the 2018 to 2020 financial years (“M-Zuschlag Corona” / “Corona M supplement”). You will find the specific amount of payment in your account statement, which you will receive as of 1 July 2022.
Fortunately, concert operations are currently running largely without restrictions. Netherthless the General Assembly adopted the respective roll-over of this regulation for the 2022 financial year a few days ago. (Agenda MGV 2022 - Request 22, p. 50-52).
You can access an overview of your turnover in the Onlineportal in the service My royalties. There, you can also find where the royalties come from (live, radio, TV/film, digital or international income) and the revenue generated by your ten most successful works. More on this in the video.
Detailed statements (individual statements and usage statements) can be accessed in the free online service GEMA download.
- Individual statements = how high is the pay-out amount per work
- Usage statements = when and where were my works used
If you cannot access the service yet, get your activation via the GEMA Onlineportal. You can also request details on the distribution via e-mail: email@example.com. Please note: They are subject to a service fee.
You can submit a claim for an incorrect distribution quickly and easily using the following options:
- You log in to the Onlineportal and use the Service Claims.
- For missing live events, use the service My setlists in the Onlineportal where you can submit your setlists in the form of a complaint/claim.
Please note: Before submitting any claims, please check whether a distribution has already been made for the period and category. You can access an overview of the deadlines and categories here: Please only claim uses, which are not included in your detailed statements (on the Onlineportal > GEMA Download) or need to be claimed for other reasons. 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 Onlineportal under Claims. You can access all the details regarding claims here.
You do not have access to the Onlineportal yet? Register as a music creator here. Then, you will 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 Onlineportal, 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.
It is possible that the account statements are still on their way, they are only available a few days after the pay-out at the start of the new month. The process is as follows:
- Detailed breakdowns/statements are available via the GEMA Download.
- Money flows.
- The account statement will be issued and transferred (by post or the Onlineportal)
Are you registered for the Onlineportal? Then you can access your account statements there:
- Simply go to My financial details in the Onlineportal.
- You can access this in the area My account statements.
The COVID-19 financial aids will be offset as follows, but no earlier than: GEMA Schutzschirm 2020 from 1 June 2023; GEMA Schutzschirm 2021 from 1 June 2024.