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The GVL is the German collecting society for performing artists and producers. Over 170,000 rights holders entrust us with their neighbouring rights.
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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 170,000 rights holders have entrusted GVL with the management of their neighbouring rights.
  2. More than €235 mio were collected  by GVL for its rights holders in 2022. 
  3. More than €257 mio were distributed by GVL in 2022.