Members' Assembly

GEMA’s next General Assembly takes place between 15 and 17 May 2018 at Hotel Andel´s By Vienna House Berlin, Landsberger Allee, 10369 Berlin.

Hotel information

Our annual membership party, during which the Fred-Jay-Preis is awarded, takes place on 15 May 2018.

Ways to participate in the General Assembly

The ordinary General Assembly 2016 had resolved to extend the types of participation at the General Assembly in order to implement the provisions of the new Act on Collective Management Organisations (VGG).

Members now have a choice between the following (alternative) participation types:

  1. Participation in person (possible for all members)
  2. Participation by proxy (new participation type for full members)
  3. Voting by proxy via a publisher representative (possible for all publisher members, new deadlines and formal requirements apply)
  4. E-voting and live stream participation (“online package”) (new participation type for full members and delegates)

Click here for more detailed explanations (German only). Please read these explanations thoroughly before you decide on any of the participation types.


During GEMA’s membership party, the FRED JAY PREIS was awarded on 25 April in Berlin. One of the most important German lyricist awards was given to Die Fantastischen Vier. The award recognises the works of the four music authors who make an extraordinary contribution to rooting the German language into public awareness with their German lyrics.

Radiokulturpreis 2016

For the second time, GEMA has awarded the Radiokulturpreis to two radio channels which have dedicated themselves to the promotion of music culture and constitute a significant keystone of the vibrant music culture in Germany. On 25 April, during the GEMA membership party in Berlin, the prize was awarded to WDR 3 (serious music) and radioeins (rock and pop music).