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Current information about the payouts can be found here.

Our payouts as of 01.02.2023

Important information on payouts in the categories: Mixed online platforms

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Supplementary Distribution

Collections from assignment synchronization rights for non-commercial User-generated content for financial year 2021

As of 1 February 2023 we distribute collections from assignment of synchronization rights for non-commercial User-generated content (UGC) from YouTube and Facebook/Instagram. This means the right to combine image and sound. For the management of synchronization rights of such uses, the Deed of Assignment has been expanded. Prerequisite for receiving royalties is, that you have not objected to the amendment of the deed of assignment 2020. If you would like to withdraw the objection, please contact our membership department

The distribution shall be carried out to rights holders as a supplement to the respective annual income for financial year 2021 in distribution-category GOP VR. More information you can find here.  

Comprehensive information on the categories for mixed online platforms is located on our page on the GOP distribution.

Our payouts as of 01.01.2023

Important information on payouts in the categories: Mixed online platforms, sound and audio-visual recordings, usages abroad

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Supplementary distribution in the categories mixed online platforms

As of 1 January 2023, you will receive a payout for uses of your works on mixed online platforms for which it was not possible to carry out a work-based and click-based distribution. The distribution will be made as a supplement. The basis for this is your overall income in nearly all of the categories. This payout will cover usages on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and on TikTok. For YouTube, we had already paid a part of the collections on the basis of the processable usage reports as of 1 April and 1 October.

The payout date of the supplementary distribution has been postponed from 1 December 2022 to 1 January 2023. The corresponding amounts will be paid to you in 2022. You can find out more on this in the additional information on the distribution.

Comprehensive information on the categories for mixed online platforms is located on our page on the GOP distribution.


Sound recordings and audiovisual recordings - mechanical rights  

The payout in the categories for sound and audio-visual recordings decrease in line with the market trend. The vinyl sector has once again grown. In the category of licensing physical sound recordings, GEMA has not been able to issue license invoices in some cases since the beginning of the year due to a necessary system changeover. The distributions missing as of 01.07.2022 are now largely included. Outstanding payouts will be made in the next distributions.
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A & A Vr 


In the international income categories A and A VR, we distribute the revenues collected by our sister organisations for uses of the GEMA repertoire in their respective territories. Royalties for the use of GEMA members’ works in foreign countries are distributed with a certain time lag. The effects the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the use of music in 2020 and 2021 continue to be felt.
You can check out which countries and periods will be paid out as of 1 January 2023 in the international distribution Q4 2022

Information about our last payouts

FAQ´s - frequently asked questions regarding the distribution

You can access an overview of your turnover in the Online Portal in the service My royalties. There, you can also find where the royalties come from (live, radio, TV/film, digital or international income) and the revenue generated by your ten most successful works. More on this in the Video.

Detailed statements (individual statements and usage statements) can be accessed in the free online service GEMA Download.

  • statements = how high is the payout amount per work

  • Usage statements = when and where were my works used

If you cannot access the service yet, get your activation via the ​​​​​​GEMA Online Portal. You can also request details on the distribution via e-mail: They are subject to a service fee.

 You can submit a claim for an incorrect distribution quickly and easily using the following options:

  • You log in to the ​​​​​​ Online Portal and use the Service Claims.

  • For missing live events, use the service My setlists in the Online Portal where you can submit your setlists in the form of a complaint/claim.

Please note: Before submitting any claims, please check whether a distribution has already been made for the period and category. You can access an overview of the deadlines and categories here. Please only claim uses, which are not included in your detailed statements (on the Online Portal > GEMA Download) or need to be claimed for other reasons. Pursuant to § 59 of the GEMA distribution plan, claims must contain specific details which permit a verification. You ensure that this is the case by providing the requested details in the Online Portal under Claims. You can access all the details regarding claims here.

When claiming unpaid royalties in the MOD distribution categories, please mind the following important points: If the royalties for use of a work during the specified usage periods of the Digital Service Providers (DSPs) concerned are not included in the royalty payment you received, you should make a claim for missing royalties shortly (at the latest within three months of the respective distribution date according to § 59 of the GEMA Distribution Plan). In order to arrange the licence allowing you to receive those royalties subsequently, the root of the problem (e.g. missing or incorrect declaration or registration, or incorrect classification of the work) needs to be fixed quickly. As a general rule, if information about the artist and label is provided in the work declaration prior to or for publication (ISRC), this helps the licensing and distribution processes run more smoothly.

If the dashboards of the DSPs show higher usage figures than those of our distribution, please consider that DSP dashboards usually show global streaming figures current to the day. Therefore, please check first whether the usage period concerned and the usage figures from the respective DSPs for the respective countries are included in the particular GEMA distribution you received for online and/or international use. If the royalty a stream earns, for example, on Spotify, per country, month and service type (Free, Student, Family, Duo, Premium) is not at least a few cents, we will not distribute it on a per-work basis but by way of supplements per entitled party.

Specific information are required for a claim in order to allow an inspection. Here for please go the Online Portal under claims.

When claiming unpaid royalties for use on mixed-content online platforms (distribution categories GOP/GOP VR), please remember the following: The deadline for such claims is three months, counted from the date of distribution of supplements, which is usually on 1 December of a financial year. The distribution date for this year has been postponed to 1 January 2023. As a result, the deadline for claiming unpaid royalties is automatically postponed accordingly.

You do not have access to the Online Portal yet? Register as a music creator here. Then, you will receive an e-mail with an activation link to set your own password. After that, you complete the activation application which is shown in the Online Portal, and send it through to us. Once your account has been successfully activated, we will inform you. You can then start the service under GEMA Download and download the detailed breakdowns.

It is possible that the account statements are still on their way, they are only available a few days after the payout at the start of the new month. The process is as follows:

  1. Detailed breakdowns/statements are available via the GEMA Download.

  2. Money flows.

  3. The account statement will be issued and transferred (by post or the Onlineportal)

Are you registered for the Online Portal? Then you can access your account statements there:

  1. Simply go to My financial details in the Online Portal.
  2. ​​​​​​You can access this in the area My account statements.
If you have any questions about our claim procedure, please contact our Member Services Department by email at
For further information about how to make a claim, please click here.

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