09/12/2018Europe’s Creators heave a sigh of relief: EU Parliament strengthens the position of authors vis-à-vis online platforms
The EU Parliament has published its position on the copyright reform today and given the green light for further negotiations with the Council. GEMA welcomes the vote as a good basis for the
09/10/2018Las Vegas Glamour and “neue deutsche Wucht” [new German sensation]
In the course of GEMA's membership programme, three bands, namely Hope, Blond, Poem for Jamiro, and solo  artist Laura Carbone managed to secure a performance during the GEMA Showcase at the
09/07/201881% of EU citizens call upon EU politicians: Save our European culture, strengthen copyright and safeguard fair pay!
On 12 September, the European Parliament is going to vote on the harmonisation of copyright. GEMA CEO Dr Harald Heker invites politicians to take their mandate seriously and to safeguard a cultural
08/24/2018Advertising monitoring: Next steps towards digitisation launched
GEMA and public service TV stations now rely more heavily on audio fingerprint monitoring. Analyses of music use in TV advertising (commercials) are increasingly carried out by means of audio
07/05/2018Copyright: EU-Parliament sees need for more discussion
In today’s vote on copyright a small majority of European parliamentarians has chosen not yet to start negotiations with the Council and the Commission. The recommendations of the Committee on Legal
06/21/2018GEMA’s call for a fair copyright received in the EU Parliament
Wednesday, 20 June 2018, the European Parliament’s Committee on Legal Affairs has through a landmark vote spoken out to strengthen the rights of creators vis-à-vis online platforms. The reg-ulation
04/13/2017GEMA collects more than one billion Euros for the first time
GEMA concludes its financial year 2016 on a very positive note: For the first time, the collective management organisation for music rights is reporting collections of more than a billion Euros (EUR
10/31/2016GEMA signs agreement with YouTube: Milestone for a fair remuneration of music authors in the digital age achieved
On 01 November 2016, GEMA and the online platform YouTube signed a licensing agreement which also covers the contractual gap since 2009. 70,000 music authors and publishers represented by GEMA are
09/27/2016Reeperbahn Festival: GEMA discusses the blockchain’s potential for the music industry
The blockchain is undoubtedly the trending issue of the year 2016. Expectations in this technology are high - whether as a new standard for data quality, in terms of its resistance to fraud, or the
09/02/2016Precious transactions
The blockchain has been one of the technological subjects everyone has been talking about in 2016. Its application possibilities are being examined beyond industrial frontiers - also in the music
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