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Since 1959, GVL – the German Organisation for the Management of Neighbouring Rights – has represented the interests of performers and producers of sound recordings. It is our core belief that whoever renders artistic performances or creates an economic foundation for them must receive money for the exploitation of such efforts. At, GVL, we register and process the utilisation of these accomplishments to ensure our rights holders receive fair remuneration.

Important numbers

  1. Over 165,000 rights holders have entrusted GVL with the management of their neighbouring rights - including more than 150,000 performers and 13,000 producers.
  2. €216 million was collected  by GVL for its rights holders in 2020. 
  3. €337 million was distributed by GVL in 2021 – despite the exceptional circumstances caused by COVID-19 we remained a trusted and reliable partner.