07/01/2015Hamburg Higher Regional Court confirms: YouTube is liable for copyright infringements
This week, on July 1, 2015, Hamburg Higher Regional Court today ruled that YouTube is liable as an ‘interferer’ (Störer) for content made available on its platform by third parties. The fundamental
06/17/2015PRS for Music, STIM and GEMA combine to create brand new, cost efficient and one-stop service across Europe on behalf of over 250,000 songwriters
European Commission grants clearance for the establishment of a ground breaking licensing and processing hub. It will enable partner societies, digital service providers (DSPs) and rightsholders to
06/10/2015BMG signs new three year deal with GEMA to license digital services in 38 european countries
New model music company BMG and the German collective society GEMA are pleased to announce that they have signed a new three year deal to maximise income in Europe from digital services for its US
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
09/25/2014 Sony/ATV launches joint venture with PRS for Music and GEMA
New one-stop European licensing shop harnesses Sony/ATV and EMI publishing catalogues Sony/ATV Music Publishing, UK collection society PRS for Music and German society GEMA have today announced that
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
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
02/26/2014Ruling by the Regional Court of Munich: GEMA error messages on YouTube are in breach of the law
The Regional Court of Munich today issued a ruling on the legal dispute between GEMA and YouTube concerning the use of GEMA error messages to block videos in Germany. The court ruled that the
01/31/2014GEMA at MIDEM 2014
MIDEM (Marché international de l’édition musicale), the world’s largest music industry trade show, will kick off for the 48th time this coming Saturday, February 1, in the French city Cannes. GEMA
11/13/2013Standardized framework for the licensing of sound recordings in Europe: BIEM president Georg Oeller signs a new Standard Contract with the IFPI
The international organization representing mechanical rights societies (BIEM) and the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) have signed a new Standard Contract. As a result,
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