As of 1 July 2021, GEMA will pay out about €200m to its members and sister organisations in the TV and radio categories.
Like other categories, the COVID-19 pandemic did not leave the broadcasting categories unscathed either. Private broadcasters felt the missing advertising revenues in particular in their income which in turn had a significant impact on the pay-out amounts. The same applies to collections from communication to the public which partially flow into the pay-out amounts for the broadcasting categories. In total, there was a decrease of 19% in the broadcasting category compared to the previous year. Depending on which broadcasters transmitted your works, the difference in how the impact is felt individually varies greatly.
For the second time, this distribution includes work usages reported by the public service broadcasters on the basis of monitoring technology. On the page Pay-outs/Distribution of domestic income we have collated current infos on the digital reporting procedure and all other relevant topics regarding the distribution of broadcasting rights.