Online Portal replaces GEMA Download


Yes, when new files are available for you for a payout, you will be notified by email from us.

Of course you can opt to receive the new detailed statements by post. However, this service is very expensive (€1 per page) because the scope of the statements is expanded quite considerably as a result of the “euros per individual use” change. We therefore recommend using the Online Portal.

Once requested, the files will remain in My downloads for ten days. Following this, they can be generated again via “My royalties” (the data will remain available for ten years).

You can send us an e-mail: Please enter the subject in your e-mail: Replacement "GEMA Download". Thank you! 

GEMA Download

We provided distribution files in GEMA Download (GDOWN) for the final time on the 1 April 2024 payment date. We discontinued the GEMA Download service on 17 May 2024. 

From now on, distribution files will be accessible only via the Online Portal

Files are automatically made available to the relevant member under My downloads. The GDOWN files will be made available in the Online Portal for the last time for 1st of January 2025 distribution date.

Download file → right-click on the file → click on "7Zip" → click on "Unzip file here"
(Also applies to Mac users)

This will vary: The TXT, TAB and PDF formats were available in GDOWN for distribution dates up to and including 1 April 2024, following which they were discontinued.

We will continue to offer the GDF and CSV formats in the Online Portal for all distribution dates up to and including 1 January 2025.

  • Old format GDF and CSV (distribution dates until including 1 January 2025)
  • CSV (new detailed statements) 
  • PDF (based on the new detailed statements)
  • CRD (only for sister organisations)


No – there are new formats (CSV, PDF) in the Online Portal. The structure of the content is also changing because amounts and uses are now being combined in a single file. This is why we refer to the new formats as “detailed statements”. They have been available in the Online Portal now since the distributions dated 1 June 2023.

The combined detailed statements are available retrospectively in the Online Portal in the new detailed-statement formats, CSV and PDF, dating back to and including 2018.

No – the CSV and PDF formats are available to you.

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