International affairs for producers

International affairs for producers

When marketing their sound recordings, labels no longer restrict their plans just to the German market. GVL acts along the same lines: We are not just partners of producers of sound recordings in Germany, but are also increasingly managing your neighbouring rights at international level - without charging anything extra for this service.

Currently, GVL has more than 50 international representation agreements for performers and producers and is always interested in promoting the exchange worldwide on behalf of its beneficiaries. Therefore GVL regularly negotiates new contracts with other collective management organisations.

Looking for international representation agreements?

International rights management in four steps


Conclude a rights administration agreement

Sign an agreement for the administration of rights with us and transfer your rights for places outside of Germany to us.

After the conclusion of the rights administration agreement, we will give you access to the artist portal meine.gvl. You can log in to meine.gvl with your contract number and assign a password yourself.

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Register your repertoire

Register your repertoire at label.gvl.

The full remuneration is paid at the end of the reporting period. This gives you three years for each distribution year to report your broadcasted participations.

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GVL asserts your claims

Due to the international transfer of rights, you can also participate in foreign distributions.


To do so, please upload your repertoire by 31st December of the corresponding year.

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Direct payment

We check all informations of incoming payments.

If we have information on your current adress or bank details you will receive a direct payment without any deduction on your remunaration whatsoever.

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IFPI is the voice of the recording industry worldwide. IFPI and its National Group network represents the interests of some 8,000 members across the globe.

Parallel Distributions

Rights administration agreement

Häufig gestellte Fragen - Internationales

Team international affairs

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The international affairs team is happy to help you with any queries on international rights management by GVL.