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Performers: Remuneration from the Extension of the term of protection (§79a UrhG)

The reporting deadline for revenues from 2016-2018 and late reporting deadline for 2014-2015 is 31.01.2023.

This information is relevant for you if you participated in sound recordings with a buy-out contract in the years 1963 to 1967. 

In 2013, the German Copyright Act extended the protection for sound recordings produced from 1963 onwards from 50 to 70 years. Performerss who were compensated at that time by a one-time payment (buy-out contract) for their participation in the recording are to receive an economic share of the proceeds from sales or digital uses such as streaming or downloading by the producers of sound carriers during the extended protection period. This remuneration is paid via GVL.

You can find more information on this topic and on how to call up the respective productions from 1963 to 1967 in our artist portal here. If you have not yet reported your participations, simply submit them as usual. If you have done so, it is not necessary to register your contributions again.   

Please report your participations in the repertoire of the years 1963 to 1967 by 31.01.2023 via the online artist portal

The distribution of proceeds from 2016-2018 will take place in the first quarter of 2023. If you have not yet reported your participations in productions with an extended protection period, there is still a late reporting period for proceeds from the years 2014 and 2015 until the above-mentioned date.

Do you have any questions about registering your contributions?

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