How often is your music used per annum?

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+49 30 21245-600

Monday to Thursday from 9am to 5pmFriday from 9am to 4pm


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Live performances
Entertainment music concert of 20 own works

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Streams per year
in Germany

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Radio airplay
(Station list)

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TV airplay
(Station list)

GEMA Aktionsjahr

This is what a GEMA member­ship costs

  • Regular: €50 each year

    As a composer or lyricist, you pay an admission fee of €107.10 (incl. VAT, net €90.00). Your annual membership fee amounts to €50.

    Your first pseudonym is free of charge for you, from the second onwards, you pay a lump sum of €40 (plus VAT).

  • Campaign for newcomers: €30 each year

    We waive the admission fee of €90 to all authors who were born in 1991 or later and who submit a membership application by 31/12/2021.

    We reduced the annual membership fee from €50 to €30 in the first three years.

Complete your membership application now!

So that you earn what is due to you as an author!
Join 80,000 satisfied members whose creativity is valued and fairly compensated. Provided you meet all necessary criteria, you will receive your Deed of Assignment from us. Once you have signed the agreement, you become a GEMA member.

Unfortunately we are experiencing a technical issue and it is thus not possible for you to fill in the GEMA membership application. We would like to apologise for this and kindly ask you to try again later.

With musical regards

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As a new GEMA member, you will be automatically activated for using GEMA’s online services free of charge.

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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.

How can we help you?

Our colleagues in the customer centre look after all questions regarding the topic music use. We are here for you.