Payment dates

In order to guarantee a continuous cashflow, GEMA pays out its collections at regular distribution dates throughout the whole year. The dates depend on the category.

 

 

Important information on publisher participation

Due to the confirmation process, distributions regularly scheduled for 01 April 2017 will be distributed on May 01 2017. Shares withheld on January 01 2017 will be accounted then. Authors and publishers who might suffer financial hardships due to these shifts will, on application, receive payment in advance.

Payment date*Categories**Comments
01 January 2017PHO VR, BT VRAuthors and foreign collective management organisations only
KMOD, KMOD VR
Pension funds
A AR, A VR
01 March 2017PHO VR, BT VRPayout of publishers' participations in exploitation rights that have been withheld on 01 January 2017
KMOD, KMOD VR
Pension funds
A AR, A VR
01 May 2017 (instead of 01 April 2017)E, ED, EM, BM, Ki, U, UD
M, DK, DK VR, WEB, WEB VR
MOD S, MOD S VR
MOD D, MOD D VR
VOD S, VOD S VR
VOD D, VOD D VR
PHO VR, A AR, A VR
01 July 2017 (regular)PHO VR, BT VRExploitation rights only, excluding surcharges to statutory remuneration claims
KMOD, KMOD VR
R, R VR
FS, FS VR
T FS, T FS VR
T, TD, TD VR
A AR, A VR
01 September 2017 (instead of 01 July 2017)BT VRSurcharges to statutory remuneration claims on payouts of 01 July 2017 as necessary
R, R VR
FS, FS VR
T FS, T FS VR
01 October 2017 ***R, R VR (Gr. R), FS (Gr. R)Without surcharges to statutory remuneration claims as necessary
MOD S, MOD S VR, MOD D
MOD D VR
VOD S, VOD S VR, VOD D, VOD D VR
Rating procedure E, rating procedure U
Assessment procedure
PHO VR, A AR, V VR

* after the amendment to the Act on Collective Management Organisations (VGG/CMO act) of 24 December 2016 and the AR decision of 27 January 2017

** billing periods as before

*** preliminary schedule

 

Information on distributions with country details

ABBREVIATIONLONG FORMEXPLANATION/EXAMPLE
A ARPerforming, performance, broadcasting and communication to the public rightsInternational music use
A VRInternational distribution for mechanical rightsInternational music use
BT VRMechanical rights audiovisual recordingsDVD or CD ROM pressings
DK, DK VRMechanical music playback in discothequesMusic in discotheques which is not performed live
EConcerts of serious music of all kindsSymphonic music, chamber music
KiMusic in church services
KMOD, KMOD VRRingtone melody feeds of [musical] worksMobile ringtones
MPublic performance of entertainment music by means of mechanical devicesSupplementary payout for entertainment and dance music in events, e.g. music in lifts/elevators, at the hairdressers
MOD, MOD VRMusic on demand download (D) and streaming (S)Music download and music streaming services
PHO VRMechanical rights sound recordings CD or vinyl pressings
UEvents with entertainment or dance musicEntertainment and dance music at events and concerts, live music
VOD, VOD VRCinema/video on demand download and streamingFilm download and film streaming services
WEB, WEB VRWebsitesBackground music on websites
R, R VRRadio broadcastingMusic on the radio
FS, FS VRTV broadcastingMusic in own or commissioned productions on TV, e.g. films produced by the broadcaster
T FS, T FS VRSound film on TVMusic in third party productions on TV, e.g. cinema films/movies, international series, product advertising
TSound filmMusic in cinema film performances
FS (Großes Recht)Broadcasting rights in TV broadcasts and communication to the public rights relating to the public communication of TV broadcastsBroadcasts of dramatico-musical works on TV, e.g. operas or musicals
R (Großes Recht)Broadcasting rights in radio broadcasts and communication to the public rights relating to the public communication of radio broadcastsBroadcasts of dramatico-musical works on the radio, e.g. operas or musicals
EDSerious direct accounting (net individual accounting)Direct accounting of serious music concerts, e.g. improvisations
EMSerious music performances by means of mechanical devicesPlayback of serious music in the course of a live event
BMStage musicMusic in theatre performances (except Grand Rights)
TD, TD VR Sound film direct accountingMusic in commercial films, e.g. promotional films at trade fairs or exhibitions