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(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.

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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.

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