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Earn money each time your repertoire is played.

We take work off your hands, check where and when your music is used, nationally and internationally, look after licensing, distribution and a fair pay-out.

Simply manage your music and royalties online.

View your account statements, analyses and status reports. Register your works, edit your personal data, research via our database or find out details on the allocation of the pay-outs – all online!

Get the most out of workshops, insurances, performances and much more.

Expand your own network further and use our diverse range of topics. Play it safe and benefit from our insurances – e.g. for your first music video shoot – and learn more about exclusive gig opportunities.

Whether a newcomer or a star – Joining GEMA is worth it!

Prinz Pi

Prinz Pi

I put a lot of time and work into my lyrics. GEMA is making sure I get a fair payment for my creativity and that my authors' rights are protected. GEMA has my back and that gives me a good feeling.

Joy Smith

Joy Smith

Since I have had the support from GEMA, it has become much easier for me to indulge in and focus on my passion, my music. GEMA stands up for a fair remuneration of my works and has an open ear whenever I have a question.

Mundwerk Crew

Mundwerk Crew

We love to be live on stage and to carry the audience away with our music. Each concert is something special. As GEMA members, we receive a fair payment for our gigs. And, GEMA provides newcomers like us with its showcases the opportunity to perform all over Germany.

Rainer Bielfeldt

Rainer Bielfeldt

Our GEMA ensures that I am remunerated fairly for my lyrics and compositions – even, and particularly, when I’m not personally on stage. And it is amazing that we, with over 70,000 members, can have an important say in the shaping and the implementation of online and offline copyright. Together we’re strong!

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Once you have concluded the deed of assignment with us, a membership fee of €50.00 per annum will be due, together with a one-off membership admission fee of €90.00 excl. VAT. Any subsequent membership fees will be offset against your royalties at the end of each year.

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