Your GEMA membership

Are you a composer or a lyricist? In that case, you can find out via the live slider in the next step, whether it’s worth becoming a member.

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Important information about the start of your membership

So that your membership can start in the current calendar year, it is important that your application for membership reaches us by 31 October of the current year. Membership linked to applications which we receive from 1 November of the current year, will commence on 1 January of the following year.


Why it makes sense to become a member

Anyone, whether music creators or music publishers, has the right to fair pay as soon as their own works are publicly performed, played back or reproduced. It does, however, take up your valuable time to check where, when and how often this happens. That’s why we look after your matters as your reliable partner and fiduciary trustee

  • Earn money as soon as your repertoire is played

  • Manage music and royalties online

Your advantages


Global royalty collection

We have an excellent international network and collect your royalties from all over the world.


Promotion of the music sector

The GEMA foundation also grants music awards, promotes projects for young talents and supports music creators and music publishers in need.


Comprehensive benfits programme

We offer you: Benefits, showcases, insurances and workshops (online and offline). Go to GEMAplus


Your voice is shaping GEMA

As a member, you have the opportunity to actively help shape GEMA.

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Your member journey – From application to pay-out

You’ve just become a GEMA member. And then what? Then, things really take off. Because with us, everything revolves around your works. And the royalties that you get paid for them. Find out what your member journey looks like.

Get help – quickly!

If you need us, our help centre offers answers to your questions – it is quick and easy to use and accessible to you 24/7 – and there are no waiting times.

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