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
Royalty payout International Income 2016
Royalty payout International income 2015
Royalty payout international income 2014
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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 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