If income cannot be distributed because it is not possible to determine or locate a rightsholder, GEMA has the duty to publish specific details in its role as a collective management organisation pursuant to Section 29 (3) of the VGG, Verwertungsgesellschaftengesetz (Collecting Societies' Act).
We make them available here:
- Details on deceased rightsholders where no legal successor could be determined or located.
- Details on rightsholders who moved to an unknown address and can thus not be located.
- Details on works for which rightsholders could not be determined or located in the course of the distribution for the 2019 financial year.
Should you be able to provide details on the rightsholders shown in the lists that we could not identify or locate, please e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
When doing so, please tell us which of the above mentioned lists your information relates to.