12/08/2011Agreement between BITKOM and GEMA on online music
- In the future, 90-second audio samples will be possible in download shops - Licensing of streaming products make new services possible - BITKOM will continue negotiations in other areas
12/19/2011GEMA publishes new music-on-demand rates
GEMA publishes a new rate for the compensation for music use by streaming services, which are free for the end user. This rate is designed especially for providers of music-on-demand platforms
01/31/2012GEMA and the German Music Publishers' Association: Get together at the MIDEM Lunch 2012
Numerous well-known figures in the music industry and politicians attended yesterday the traditional lunch hosted by GEMA and the German Music Publishers' Association (DMV) as part of MIDEM 2012 at
03/28/2012Higher Regional Court of Hamburg decides in favor of GEMA
In its decision on March 14, 2012, the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg confirmed the seminal decision of the District Court of Hamburg from June 12, 2009 in favor of GEMA. According to the ruling,
04/22/2012Decision by the Regional Court of Hamburg: YouTube is responsible for contents posted online by its users
The Regional Court of Hamburg announced today its decision in the case GEMA vs. YouTube. In the opinion of the court, YouTube is legally responsible for the contents of videos its users publish. This
04/30/2013GEMA: Financial performance in 2012
GEMA finished the 2012 business year with a satisfactory result. The sum of the returns for copyright holders from all over the world was €820.2 million. Although this represents a decrease of about
12/19/2013Agreement reached on royalties for musical performances: GEMA and the Federal Association of Organizers of Musical Performances (BVMV) sign a general agreement
Following intense negotiations on royalty rates for musical performances, GEMA and the Federal Association of Organizers of Musical Performances (BVMV) have now reached an agreement. The general
03/24/2014GEMA posts positive result for 2013
2013 was a successful fiscal year for GEMA bringing in around €852.4 million in revenue for copyright holders around the world. This marked a 3.9 percent or €32.2 million increase on the previous
05/05/2014Personnel changes at GEMA: Kilian Steiner leaves GEMA
Kilian Steiner, Director of Broadcasting and Online, leaves GEMA in June 2014 to take on new responsibilities as a member of the management team at publishers C.H. Beck. His responsibilities as
04/22/2015Fiscal year 2014: GEMA in best form
GEMA achieved sustained growth for the fiscal year of 2014. The German collecting society generated a total income of €893.6 million for copyright owners all over the world. This represents a
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