09.09.2021Become a member
Become a member Music is the result of a personal work by creators and therefore the intellectual property of each music author. GEMA is an association with more than 80,000 members and has a long
09.09.2021Payments as of 01 June 2021
Pay-out in the live and communication to the public categories as of 1 June 2021 GEMA pays out about €50m to its members and sister organisations as of 1 June 2021. Due to a widespread cancellation
30.09.2010GEMA 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
28.01.2016Higher Regional Court Munich (OLG) decides: Licensing duties lie with the uploaders, not YouTube
The Higher Regional Court Munich (OLG) decided yesterday that YouTube and its service cannot be called to account for any copyright infringements. Instead, the judges found that the sole
11.08.2016Authors against music piracy: Regional court Munich sentences online service Uploaded to pay damages
Collective management rights organisation GEMA wins its case with the regional court Munich I against file-sharing host Uploaded. The decision confirms that file-sharing hosts are liable to pay
31.10.2016GEMA 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
09.09.2021emergency-programme-for-gema-members
Corona emergency relief programme for GEMA members The spread of the corona pandemic has a massive and immediate impact on the music and culture industries: The widespread cancellation of music
09.09.2021Resolutions by the General Assembly
Resolutions by the General Assembly About 700 composers, lyricists and publishers took part in the GEMA virtual General Assembly from June 8-10. They discussed the future design of their association
28.03.2012Higher 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,
09.09.2021Delegates
Delegates Delegates represent about 80,000 associate GEMA members in the annual General Assembly. They stand up for the interests of members, are their mouthpiece vis-à-vis the Supervisory Board and
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