Using music on the internet

You can apply music on the internet in many different ways. Do you want to use music for a web radio, a podcast, a music or video portal, for a private website, a company website or that of an association or a club? You are in the right place here, also when it comes to music for emails, apps, vouchers, QR codes or a GEMA member website. Just indicate here how and for what purpose you want to use music. Determine the fee. And then notify us of the music used.

This is how you license music on the internet

GEMA Online Portal – for online uses in Germany

Webradios, podcasts, websites, portals, GEMA member websites, emails or apps: The GEMA Online Portal is the place for notifying us of music on the internet. It’s also rather easy and quick. Especially when it comes to repeat notifications, our Online Portal is particularly convenient. Don’t forget: The Online Portal is exclusively for music which is used within Germany. 

Licences for transnational online music services

Licensr – the quick path to your licence

You are offering your online music service in at least two countries? In that case, simply use Licensr, the self-service platform of ICE to have your music licensed. Just answer a few questions and the tool will determine the licence fee. Calculation, payment via credit card and confirmation by email, all of that within just minutes. To use Licensr, you need to meet the following requirements:
  • You are running a streaming or download provider service or offer music online B2B.
  • Your expected annual turnover is at least EUR 250,000.
  • Transnational licences
If your expected annual turnover is below EUR 250,000, please contact If you need a licence just for Germany, please use our licence shop.

Select type of music use and register

In our overview, you can check out all online tariffs that you can select and use for notification purposes.

New: Music on the Internet from now on register in the online portal

It’s simple and quick: Submit your music use online

You are using music on the internet It is simple and quick to notify us of such uses in our GEMA Online Portal, 24/7. In our Online Portal, you can obtain licences for webradios, podcasts, websites, portals, GEMA member websites, emails and apps. If you submit repeat notifications, the Online Portal is particularly convenient. 


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