Resolutions by the General Assembly

Numerous GEMA members took part in the General Assembly from 15 to 17 May 2022. They discussed questions about the future shape of their association and decided on innovations in the rules and regulations.

In particular, the General Assembly decided on several changes to the regulatory documents which affect various aspects of music online usage. Against the background of new general agreements, there were actually two motions that covered online offerings of the broadcasters: To provide the channels with a simple and legally compliant access to use GEMA repertoire for their increasingly relevant media libraries (“Mediatheken”), the necessary conditions were created so that the synchronisation right in this area will be available from just one point of contact. At the same time, the General Assembly has also passed a motion including rules for a separate distribution for the use of media libraries. Another distribution sector undergoing a major further development was the distribution for social media platforms, the objective of this being that more can be distributed on a usage basis in future when it comes to the monies GEMA collects from YouTube and other platforms.  

GEMA is, compared to other collective management organisations at international level, already a trailblazer. A cultural support scheme will be created with a special focus on the online growth sector in future. The General Assembly has set the points for this to happen.

Further information with respect to the relevant agenda items can be accessed here: (only in German)