What is the income used for?

After having deducted our administration costs, we pay out all income directly to our domestic rightsholders and to rightsholders abroad via our sister organisations. We also promote culture. As such, income collected under rights stated in section 30 VGG [German Collecting Societies’ Act] that cannot be allocated, and other undistributable amounts pursuant to § 30 of our distribution plan in the version as determined by the General Assembly 2016 are made available to social and cultural purposes. We actually do not make any profit as we are barred from doing so as per our Statutes.