05/26/2017GEMA General Assembly: Music authors and publishers clearly vote for a joint participation
The annual general assembly (AGM) of GEMA members took place between 22 and 24 May 2017 in Munich. It was dominated by the issue of how to re-establish the publisher participation. For the first
04/19/2017GEMA mourns Supervisory Board member Frank Dostal
Frank Dostal, internationally acclaimed lyricist and producer, passed away unexpectedly during the night from 17th to 18th April 2017 in Hamburg. Since 1994, Frank Dostal has been a member of the
04/19/2017GEMA mourns Supervisory Board member Frank Dostal (Kopie 1)
Frank Dostal, internationally acclaimed lyricist and producer, passed away unexpectedly during the night from 17th to 18th April 2017 in Hamburg. Since 1994, Frank Dostal has been a member of the
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
03/07/2017Lifetime achievement award for Sofia Gubaidulina
At the 9th award ceremony of the Deutsche Musikautorenpreis (German Music Authors’ Award) on 30 March 2017 in Berlin, GEMA is going to honour the internationally renowned composer Sofia Gubaidulina
11/15/2016Higher Regional Court decides against GEMA sharing its collections with the publishers
The Higher Regional Court in Berlin has decided on 14 November 2016 that GEMA may no longer allocate shares on its collections to publishers as it had done previously. GEMA, however, continues to
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
09/14/2016EU Copyright Modernisation: First steps towards a fair and balanced relationship between authors and online platforms
The EU Commission has presented its plans for a modernisation of copyright. The position of authors should be reinforced with a focus on improving how they assert their rights vis-a-vis online
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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