Dealing with licensing agreements

Important: For the licensees, all monthly, quarterly and annual contracts are placed into dormant mode for the period in which they have to close their operations due to official orders to contain the spread of the pandemic. During this period, GEMA licence fees are dropped. This measure shall apply retroactively from 16 March 2020 until further notice. Politicians will decide in the coming days and weeks on how long the official plant closures will continue for. GEMA will issue you a credit note for the lost period afterwards.

Please do not report your business closures separately in connection with the official order. You do not need to take any further action at the moment, as GEMA will proactively suspend your contracts for this period of absence and will not charge any licence fees, but will issue you with a credit note for the period of absence after the official closures of your business have ended. Due to the large number of current inquiries, we can only respond individually with a rather long delay. Thank you very much for your active cooperation.