What does registration status 1 and 2 mean? What consequences does this status have for me?

Electronic work declarations are immediately ingested into our documentation system. Work versions with a work version number are generated. The ingested work versions either obtain

  • registration status 1 (documentation ready for distribution)
  • or registration status 2 (manual processing required).


Due to the high volume of more than 1.6m work declarations per annum, work versions with registration status 2 are merely processed on a usage basis. This means that only if there is a licensed usage, work versions with registration status 2 are processed manually and changed to registration status 1.

Your advantage using the electronic work declaration: Your registered claims are available in the online database within 1 to 2 work days (enhanced repertoire search).

Registration status 1:

If you register the work, all GEMA members involved in the work obtain a confirmation of receipt. We also subsequently dispatch detailed work confirmations to all GEMA members involved in the work for ingested work versions.

Registration status 2:

If you register the work, you obtain a confirmation of receipt. We subsequently dispatch provisional work confirmations (less detailed) exclusively to GEMA members we could clearly determine based on the details in your notification. We e-mail such work notifications on a daily basis. Work notifications by post are only dispatched once a week.

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