(Mechanical) reproduction of music on (sound) carriers
Would you like to fix music on sound recordings, i.e. in a physical format? Examples for this would be audio, audio books, music videos but also cinema productions, television films, corporate films, film videos, video games or multimedia products. Choose your type of music use, determine the fee and register your product. If required, you can research your own or third parties works.
Select type of music use and register
Who created the work? Who wrote the music, the lyrics or published it?
If you want to find out who the composer, lyricist or publisher or a musical work is, our Repertoire search will help you find them. This online service enables you to identify works. Once you have found the details, you can contact the participating publisher provided they are a GEMA member.
Don’t forget: The displayed data only show an excerpt of our database and therefore do not provide any information regarding the protection of the displayed work or the status of the participating rightsholders. GEMA does not provide any guaranteey for the correctness of the data provided and accepts no liability for damage incurred by the user either directly or indirectly resulting from the information obtained by using the online service.
License sound carriers online
It’s easy to register your sound carriers online. In our Online Portal, we are with you, step by step, to help you find the right tariff. We also integrated the GEMA Repertoire search into the service. This way, you can acquire a licence in a simple and straightforward manner for all works used.
How to use music in films, series and commercials
Do you want to use music in a film, a series or in a commercial? We’re glad to hear it! Especially on behalf of the creators whose music you are intending to use. It is important that you obtain the necessary rights from them up front. We tell you how you go about this: check out our overview page for audiovisual productions in general and on our page for music in videos.
Für Künstlerinnen und Künstler ist die GEMA eine starke Partnerin
Jonathan Zelter | Performer and author
I love writing new songs, listening to my music lyrics on the radio, watching them on TV or experiencing them live – each time this happens I am proud as if it were the first time. So that I can live off my music and continue to be creative, I have GEMA on my side.
Fabian Lang | Composer and Producer
Especially in times where digitisation and streaming has brought about the biggest change for the music industry since the invention of sound recording, a strong GEMA is enormously important to me in order to protect the creators.
ela. | Songwriter and performer
Not only does GEMA look after my copyright as a performer; it also takes care of the exploitation rights for my works which is why this institution is one of the most important for me. After all this is exactly what provides the safety net for me to be able to develop myself as a songwriter.
Ambre Vallet | Songwriter & Artist
Especially in today's digital world, it is important for artists like me that our rights are respected. GEMA gives me this security, is always there for me and I can fully concentrate on my creativity.
Diana Goldberg | Songwriter & Artist
It's important for me that my social media community grows with me and gets an early glimpse at the creation of my songs. GEMA gives me the assurance that nobody else can claim my music as theirs.
AVAION | Electro-Musician
To me, GEMA means having a steady and reliable partner on my side who ensures that performers receive their due income. I could not imagine a music industry without GEMA.
Zoé | musician
As an artist, I can and want to earn money with my music. GEMA is a strong partner in this respect!
Diamonds | rock band
We are all GEMA members since we want our music to be protected in terms of copyright and receive fair royalty payments for our works. You are really doing a great job. Thank you GEMA!
Gwen Cobain | musician and songwirter
I am a member because I want to be able to live well off my music. I also consider copyright to be a very valuable asset and want to protect my songs. On top of that, I would like to increase the currently low proportion of women at GEMA.
Sofia Stark | singer songwriter
I have been a GEMA member for half of my life: When I was in the teenage band “Debbie Rockt” back in 2007, GEMA was the only entity thanks to which I got money for my (songwriting) work.
Christin Henkel | composer & songwriter
Considering the multitude of broadcasts and performances, I would have lost the overview long ago. But no matter whether it’s royalties for live concerts, radio or television, GEMA takes care of it. I am glad that my rights as a composer are represented here.