General Assembly 2023

Information sessions

online event

Technical tuition 

We want to give members the opportunity as part of this session to test the hybrid event system in the run up of the General Assembly 2023 and to ask questions how it all works. 

The tuition is mainly directed at such members who are planning to participate digitally. 

Event date:
Monday, 8 May, from 3.30 to 5pm

Registration
You need to have registered in our online registration system until 05 May.

You will find the Login-Link to the event here shortly.  

When you log in to the event system, please use the personal password sent to you with your invitation and your membership number pr your email address and the password you selected in the course of of the registration process, if you are representing a member.

Details on the technical requirements for taking part in the General Assembly digitally you can find in our FAQs

Online EVENT

Discussion sessions of the professional categories 

Before the hybrid General Assembly, the discussion sessions are meant to provide full members, their representatives and delegates the opportunity to gather information about the agenda items relevant to them within their own professional categories, and to ask questions. 

The discussion sessions of full members are held digitally as follows:

Event dates:

With the deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Stefan Waggershausen and Dr. Lars Hendrik Riemer of the GEMA Legal Division  
With the deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Dr. Götz von Einem and Dr. Kai Welp, GEMA Legal Division  
With the Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Dr. Ralf Weigand and the General Counsel of GEMA, Dr. Tobias Holzmüller 

Registration
Participants must register by 1pm of the event day via the online registration system at the latest. You will get an email with the access data from us about half an hour before the event begins. 

The discussion sessions of the professional categories will be run via the conference tool Teams (webinar mode). This means that only the presenters will be visible at the beginning.  

  • If you have already installed Microsoft Teams on your computer, you can take part by clicking on the invitation link directly via the programme.  

  • If you have not installed Teams yet, you can participate in the event via one of the two browsers, Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome without having to install Teams. Just open the link to the event in one of the two browsers and select the option “continue on this browser”. Then, enter your full name in the entry field and click on “join now”.  

Questions and contributions 

You can ask questions via the chat function of Teams. If you want to ask a question live via video feed, please raise your hand by selecting the respective button in Teams. You will then be called up by the moderator. Please note that you then have to activate your camera and your microphone by clicking on the respective button so that the rest of the participants can see and hear you. 

The agenda for the General Assembly is located together with additional information on all agenda items here

Hybrid EVENTS

Personal discussions at the General Assembly

In personal discussion sessions, the associate members have the opportunity to exchange their views on the agenda and other topics of interest, and to vote on them, where applicable. By popular demand from the membership, personal discussion sessions will take place directly before the assembly of the associate members in a hybrid format. It is possible that the professional categories hold by-elections of Delegates directly after the personal discussions. 

Event dates:

With the Delegate speakers Stefanie Schlesinger and Franz-Michael Deimling, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Dr. Ralf Weigand and General Counsel of GEMA, Dr. Tobias Holzmüller  
With the Delegate  speaker Stephan Runge, deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Stephan Waggershausen and Dr. Lars Hendrik Riemer of the GEMA Legal Division 
With the Delegate speaker Neil Grant, deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Dr. Götz von Einem and Dr. Kai Welp, GEMA Legal Division 

Registration
To participate digitally and for representatives to take part, it is required to register in the online registration system before the event.  

When you log in to the event system, please use the personal password sent to you with your invitation and your membership number pr your email address and the password you selected in the course of of the registration process, if you are representing a member. 

 
The agenda for the General Assembly and information material on all agenda items is located here.
Hybrid Events

Additional programme at the General Assembly

We have prepared exciting sessions as part of our fringe events for you. You can gather news and infos on current topics from within GEMA but also from external experts. All the following info events are held hybrid.

Event dates:

  • What’s about Spotify, YT, Meta and TikTok? An overview of current deals with leading online platforms. (in German)
    Presenters: Ulrike Segner-Mill, Thomas Theun

  • The journey of 700,000 setlists in GEMA plus insights on the comprehensive tariffs of GEMA (in German)
    Presenters: Johannes Everding & Christian Seitz 
  • GEMAplus: Presentation of current partner in the benefits programme for GEMA members (in German)
    Presenters: Silvia Moisig, Tillmann Hemminger 
  • GOP reform 2023. How should revenues from social media platforms such as YouTube, Instagram or TikTok be distributed? (in German)
    Presenters: Georg Ruile 

11.30am to 12.30pm
Spotify Presents 'Tools, Products & Opportunities for Songwriters and Publishers' (in English)

Join Aaron Buckingham from Spotify's Songwriter & Publishing Relations Team! He'll be discussing initiatives including Noteable – Spotify's community for songwriters, producers and publishers and Spotify For Publishing, the data analytics tool that powers Songwriter Pages and Written By playlists.

Speaker: Aaron Buckingham, Lead Songwriter & Publishing Relations EMEA/SEA

12.30pm to 1.30pm
The Future of Creativity. AI, Machine Learning and Generative AI. (in German)

AI-driven "creations" of art, music and text are on everyone's lips. Is this just hype? Or is this just the beginning?

More and more machine-generated creations can be found on the web. The underlying software has often been fed with protected works by authors.

To get a better idea of what this means for the music market, we'll take you on a technical journey through the evolutionary history of generative AI.

Presenters: Martin Zürn, Data Engineer and Innovation Manager AI

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  • Arts Sponsorship online: How can a modern promotion concept for the growing online sector be created in addition to existing rating procedures? (in German)
    Presenters: Britta Stoffels and Melanie Holdt 
  • GEMA and publishers - improving processes together in the online and broadcast sectors (in German)
    Presenters: Ulrike Segner-Mill, Thomas Theune 
  • MusicHub, the digital music platform of GEMA (in German)
    There is much news to report about the online company founded in 2020, whose product range is continuously developing far beyond the distribution of recordings.
    Presenters: Sascha Lazimbat​​​​​​​, Florian von Hoyer & Thimo Prziklang
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Membership party

The membership party, during which the Fred Jay Award will be presented, takes place on 9 May 2023 from 7.30 pm in the Löwenbräukeller am Stiglmaierplatz, Nymphenburger Str. 2 in Munich.   

If you want to attend at the membership party, you needed to register online beforehand via the registration system for the General Assembly in the registration period between 5 April 2023 and 5 May 2023.