Submit a setlist to GEMA: This is how you do it
My setlists: Submit a setlist via the GEMA Online Portal
Find out what a setlist is and why it is so important. We also explain how you can submit your setlists with GEMA: simply use our service My setlists in the GEMA Online Portal. Featuring useful tips for event or
organisers and other GEMA customers as well as for GEMA members.
What a setlist is. And why it is so important.
A setlist (also track list or playlist) is a list of songs which a musician or a band wish to perform or have already performed. Since the setlist provides the order of the performed musical pieces, it actually contributes to the success of a concert.
For GEMA, setlists also fulfil a completely different task. Only if we get the setlist after the concert, can we pay GEMA royalties to the composers, lyricists and music publishers as royalties in question. The setlist basically ensures that the very people are paid that actually earned it.
Submitting is mandatory. My setlists - made practical.
We require the setlist for each live music event at least six weeks after the event. Are you an event organiser? In that case, the duty of submitting the setlist to us lies with you. You can also delegate this task, e.g. to a band as we are about to explain further.
In order to submit a setlist, please use My setlists in the GEMA Online Portal. The service offers many advantages such as the practical search function, saving templates and the clear overview.
This is how you delegate submitting the setlist to others
If you are an event organiser, you can also delegate the submission process for setlists:
You can then forward that email to musicians who will submit a setlist for the event.
Submit setlists for events abroad
Your advantages with My setlists on the GEMA Online Portal:
Quick filling in process: Submit one or several setlists within just a few minutes.
Create track lists by accessing our works database.
Save and re-use the addresses of event organisers, event locations and musical leaders or band leaders.
Create a similar setlist by simply taking over existing details.
Keep an overview of the setlists you have already submitted and those still being processed.
Submit playlists for national and international live events - paperless
Is there an event that is missing in your live payout? Claim it via the online portal, quick and simple! This is how it’s done:
Log in at our Online Portal as a music creator and select the option Submit setlist in My setlists.
Select I am not the organiser and complete the form (please note the mandatory fields).
Enter the date for the event and tick the box Report in the context of a claim
Indicate the details and the setlist of the event for which you submit the claim on the next pages.
By pressing Submit setlist, you confirm the process. The claim is directly forwarded to us