GEMA actually “is” its members. As a consequence, our most important body is the General Assembly of members. It usually takes place once a year, and takes turns between Berlin and Munich. All full GEMA members and the delegates of the associate members can participate. The General Assembly is the supreme body and therefore has the sole right to resolve changes to the statutes, the distribution plan and the deed of assignment. It also elects a Supervisory Board consisting of six composers, four lyricists and five music publishers every three years. Among its tasks are the appointment, dismissal and supervision of the Managing Committee. The Managing Committee, in turn, runs the GEMA business. It is obliged to present the Supervisory Board and the General Assembly with an annual report.