GEMA repertoire used abroad
GEMA’s repertoire is used throughout the world. To make sure that our members receive remuneration for use of their music abroad, too, GEMA is linked with other collecting societies outside Germany in a network of so-called bilateral agreements, ensuring that rights on either side are both granted and exercised. Thanks to these, as a member you will receive payouts via GEMA for the use of your works outside Germany. To find out how we distribute licensing income in this area, see International.
Information about our distribution of international income
Payouts as of 1 April 2020 - 1 January 2021
The money received from international CMOs will be paid out on an ongoing basis on the first day of each quarter. Depending on the country in question, the payout cycles differ - they are shown in the list of countries.