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Publishers' participation in pay-outs
In the so-called Electronic Confirmation Process (ECP), you had initially informed GEMA whether and to which extent a participation of the publishers was confirmed. Said process was not concluded until the first semester 2018. Based on the information you provided, GEMA was in a position to prepare the reversal for the years 2012 to 2016. To carry out the reversal, far more than 100 distributions had to be recalculated. The pay-out amounts (for authors) respectively debit amounts (for publishers) have now been determined based on the recalculations.
Note: Please note that the pay-outs distributed to the authors may change as part of the claims process!
GEMA would like to offer you the highest standard in terms of transparency. So that our members can retrace the results of the reversal as closely as possible, GEMA is providing them with the usual account statements, but also additional detailed documents via the online service GEMA-Download free of charge. For each original distribution file, a new file with the re-calculated values will be provided so that everything can be reconstructed in detail.
The run-time for the recalculation of the more than 100 original distributions required several months. During this time, claims and objections were processed on the basis of which corrections became necessary in some cases. These corrections are - just like with normal distributions - shown separately. Wherever it was necessary to carry out corrections, members will receive files with the corrected amounts on top of the new distribution file.