GEMA pay-outs as at 1 June 2022
Our distribution dated 1 June 2023
All important information about our distribution categories: live and reproduction
On 1 June and 1 July 2023, we will be paying out approximately 113 million euros in the live performance and public playback categories to our members and sister organisations – an increase of around
116 % compared to the corresponding distributable amount from the previous year.
In 2022, the music events market largely recovered from the setbacks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite restrictions still being in effect through spring 2022, the market has almost entirely regained its pre-coronavirus level.
Further information about the live performance and public playback categories is available here.
Events with live music (categories U/UD, E/ED/EM and BM)
In the live performance categories, we will be paying out approximately 76 million euros to our members and sister organisations, more than three times the corresponding distributable amount from the previous year. For our members, it adds up to a recovery at long last from the COVID-19 pandemic years.
As of the second quarter of 2022, pandemic-related restrictions came to an end and the event sector got back into gear. This led to a marked upswing in cultural activities and a sharp increase in live events.
We have compiled further information for you in our information sheets in our categories U/UD/M and E/ED/EM/BM.
Public music playback (category: M)
The music playback sector – e.g. background music in gastronomic and retail outlets – experienced a similar recovery and, with an increase of around 12%, is set for continued growth.
During the first quarter, the live music sector was still affected by pandemic-related restrictions, leading to the cancellation of countless events. As in the previous two years, this also affected the distribution in category M.
Against this backdrop, the special provision concerning distributions in category M, passed by the General Assembly in response to these restrictions, will be applied for the 2022 financial year as well. Collections in this sector will therefore, as in the previous two years, be distributed in two stages, on 1 June and 1 July 2023. Details can be found in the special provision for category M.
We have compiled further information for you in our information sheet in our category M.
Playback in discotheques (categories DK & DK VR)
We have compiled further information for you in our information sheet in our categories DK & DK VR.
From 1 June 2023 GEMA will distribute using a new IT system
Information about our last payouts
Payouts as January-February 2022
In the categories Mixed online platforms, Sound and audiovisual recordings, International
Payouts as of October-November 2022
Supplementary distribution in the categories Live and Public Performance
Payouts as of December 2022
In the categories Mixed online platforms, Sound recordings, International
FAQs - frequently asked questions regarding the distribution
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:
Detailed breakdowns/statements are available via the GEMA Download.
The account statement will be issued and transferred (by post or the Online Portal)
Are you registered for the Online Portal? Then you can access your account statements there:
Simply go to My financial details in the Online Portal.
You can access this in the area My account statements.
You can submit a claim for an incorrect distribution quickly and easily using the following options:
- You log into 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.
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.
You can access further information on how to submit claims here.
It is possible that the account statements are still on their way, they are only available a few days after the pay-out at the start of the new month. The process is as follows:
- Detailed breakdowns/statements are available via the GEMA Download.
- Money flows.
- The account statement will be issued and transferred (by post or the Online Portal)
Are you registered for the Onlineportal? Then you can access your account statements there:
- Simply go to My financial details in the Online Portal
- You can access this in the area My account statements.
The COVID-19 financial aids will be offset as follows, but no earlier than: GEMA Schutzschirm 2020 from 1 June 2023, GEMA Schutzschirm 2021 from 1 June 2024.