Distribution dates

In order to guarantee a continuous cashflow, GEMA pays out its collections at regular distribution dates throughout the whole year. The dates depend on the category.
 

Important information on publisher participation

Due to the confirmation process, distributions regularly scheduled for 01 April 2017 will be distributed on May 01 2017. Shares withheld on January 01 2017 will be accounted then. Authors and publishers who might suffer financial hardships due to these shifts will, on application, receive payment in advance.

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Abbreviation List

ABBREVIATION

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EXPLANATION/EXAMPLE

A AR

Performing, performance, broadcasting and communication to the public rights

International music use

A VR

International distribution for mechanical rights

International music use

BT VR

Mechanical rights audiovisual recordings

DVD or CD ROM pressings

DK, DK VR

Mechanical music playback in discotheques

Music in discotheques which is not performed live

E

Concerts of serious music of all kinds

Symphonic music, chamber music

Ki

Music in church services

 

KMOD, KMOD VR

Ringtone melody feeds of [musical] works

Mobile ringtones

M

Public performance of entertainment music by means of mechanical devices

Supplementary payout for entertainment and dance music in events, e.g. music in lifts/elevators, at the hairdressers

MOD, MOD VR

Music on demand download (D) and streaming (S)

Music download and music streaming services

PHO VR

Mechanical rights sound recordings

CD or vinyl pressings

U

Events with entertainment or dance music

Entertainment and dance music at events and concerts, live music

VOD, VOD VR

Cinema/video on demand download and streaming

Film download and film streaming services

WEB, WEB VR

Websites

Background music on websites

R, R VR

Radio broadcasting

Music on the radio

FS, FS VR

TV broadcasting

Music in own or commissioned productions on TV, e.g. films produced by the broadcaster

T FS, T FS VR

Sound film on TV

Music in third party productions on TV, e.g. cinema films/movies, international series, product advertising

T

Sound film

Music in cinema film performances

FS (Großes Recht)

Broadcasting rights in TV broadcasts and communication to the public rights relating to the public communication of TV broadcasts

Broadcasts of dramatico-musical works on TV, e.g. operas or musicals

R (Großes Recht)

Broadcasting rights in radio broadcasts and communication to the public rights relating to the public communication of radio broadcasts

Broadcasts of dramatico-musical works on the radio, e.g. operas or musicals

ED

Serious direct accounting (net individual accounting)

Direct accounting of serious music concerts, e.g. improvisations

EM

Serious music performances by means of mechanical devices

Playback of serious music in the course of a live event

BM

Stage music

Music in theatre performances (except Grand Rights)

TD, TD VR

Sound film direct accounting

Music in commercial films, e.g. promotional films at trade fairs or exhibitions