GEMA membership

This is what a GEMA member­ship costs for publishers

  • €100 each year

    As a publisher, you pay an admission fee of €214,10 (incl. VAT, net €180.00). Your annual membership fee amounts to €100.

    The first edition name is free of charge, from the second onwards, €100 (plus VAT) are due per registration.

Complete your membership application now!

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.

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Information about the music publisher

Does another organisation or society already deal with your music rights?

e.g. AKM, SUISA, SACEM, PRS, ASCAP

Details of the owner/ managing director/ associate/shareholder

Information on the owner, managing director or partner with unlimited liability of the publisher filing the application. Please specify all persons.

Is the owner/partner/associate also a member of GEMA as an author/creator?

Is the owner/partner/associate also a member of GEMA as an author/creator?

Is the owner/partner/associate also a member of GEMA as an author/creator?

Is the owner/partner/associate also a member of GEMA as an author/creator?

Is the owner/partner/associate also a member of GEMA as an author/creator?

Is the owner/partner/associate also a member of GEMA as an author/creator?

Is the owner/partner/associate also a member of GEMA as an author/creator?

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Please add the following documents to the membership application:

  • Publishing agreement

    A copy of a valid publishing agreement where the participation of the publisher in the pay-outs of GEMA is agreed pursuant to the provisions of the GEMA distribution plan.

The membership fee of €100,– per year plus a one-off admission fee of €180,– excl. VAT must be paid upon conclusion of the contract. The following membership fees are offset against your royalties at the end of each year.

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