Pay-outs/Distribution of international income

GEMA is connected with collective music management organisations (CMOs) abroad via a network of so-called reciprocal agreements which ensure a mutual rights assignment and rights administration. Income arising from the usage of GEMA repertoire abroad will be paid out to you as a member by means of the respective international distribution:

 

Category A AR:  International performing rights
Category A VR:  International mechanical rights

 

The money received from international CMOs will be paid out on an ongoing basis on the first day of each quarter. Depending on the country in question, the payout cycles differ - they are shown in the list of countries.

 

Overview royalty payouts:

 

Royalty payout International Income 2017

 

Performing and broadcasting rights

Mechanical rights

 

Royalty payout International Income 2016

 

Performing and broadcasting rights

Mechanical rights

 

Royalty payout International income 2015

 

Performing and broadcasting rights

Mechanical rights

 

 Royalty payout international income 2014

 

Performing and Broadcasting rights

Mechanical rights

Control reports

 

By means of a control report, you can provide us with details on music usages abroad before the relevant international income distribution is processed. We forward the control report to our sister organisation in charge for verification of the distributions that are processed at their end. Please e-mail your control report to vra-service@gema.de by 31 March of the year following the usage at the latest. Please request forms to report music usage in the USA separately.

 

(control reports only in german)

Control report for international income - one-off performances                  PDF        Excel
Control report for international income - multiple performances                                          Excel
Control report for international income - radio                                                   PDF        Excel
Control report for international income - film and TV                                       PDF        Excel
Control report for international income - advertising                                        PDF        Excel
Control report for international income - sound recordings                            PDF       Excel

Control report for international income - online                                                  PDF       Excel

 

As a member, you can use our online service to submit playlists on our live performances abroad online. You can access this service at www.gema.de/online-services.

Claims

Claims relating to international distributions should be submitted together with the relevant forms. Before submitting any claims, please check the list of countries whether the country, period and category in question may have already been paid out. Claims for international income can furthermore only be considered if they are submitted within a period of 18 months after the respective distribution date.

(claims only in german)
Claims international income - performances                  PDF          Excel 
Claims international income - radio                                   PDF          Excel
Claims international income - film and TV                       PDF          Excel
Claims international income - advertising                        PDF          Excel
Claims international income - sound recordings             PDF          Excel
Claims international income - online                                   PDF          Excel

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