09/30/2010GEMA and Allied Partners Take YouTube to Court
Together with seven other music author societies, GEMA is making a claim against YouTube in the principal proceedings. GEMA had requested the Regional Court of Hamburg to issue an injunction against
01/23/2011Omnifone signs Germany’s first global subscription licensing with GEMA
Press Announcement of Omnifone MIDEM, Cannes – 23rd January 2011 – Omnifone, the leading independent provider of cloud based unlimited music services globally, today announces a landmark deal with
01/10/2013YouTube negotiations: GEMA files applications with the Arbitration Board
GEMA and YouTube have broken off negotiations for the time being. GEMA has initiated proceedings at the Arbitration Board of the German Patent and Trademark Office. As a neutral body, the Board will
04/18/2013Royalty rates reform: Arbitration committee confirms linear approach
The arbitration committee of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office has approved the basic structure of the royalty rates reform put forward by GEMA. In its proposal, the committee evaluates the
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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