International affairs for performers

International affairs for performers

Is your repertoire played non-stop abroad? We make sure that you get your fair remuneration for that. We're your international partner. We represent your interests beyond the borders of Germany and Europe. Unlike some other collective management organisations, GVL offers this service free of additional charges.

Currently, GVL has more than 70 international representation agreements for performers and producers and is always interested in promoting worldwide exchange on behalf of its rights holder. Accordingly, GVL regularly negotiates new contracts with other collective management organisations.

Looking for international representation agreements?

International rights management in four steps


Enter into a rights administration agreement and register online with GVL

Sign an agreement for the assignment and administration of rights with us, as you need to transfer your international rights to us.

After this, we will give you access to the artist portal meine.gvl. You can log in to meine.gvl with your contract number and create a password.

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Submit your contributions

You need to submit your contributions to productions in the my.gvl portal – we need this information to determine your remuneration entitlement.

We recommend that you submit your contributions as soon as possible because you can already receive a partial amount in the first three years.

Your full remuneration is paid at the end of the relevant reporting period. This gives you three years for each distribution year to report your contributions. Everyone involved in a production process is given sufficient time to report.

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GVL asserts your claims

If a performer’s recording is played on the radio, e.g., in the UK, the Netherlands or in Spain, we make the relevant claims for payment and pass the collected remuneration on to the respective performer without any deductions.

The exchange takes place during every year, as our sister societies’ deadlines differ. The foreign collecting societies carry out their distributions. GVL has no influence on the calculations.

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Direct payment

We check all information regarding incoming payments.

If we have your relevant details, such as your current address and bank details, we will distribute your remuneration to you directly. GVL doesn’t deduct any amounts for international payments.

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International associations

International cooperation with various collecting societies is also demonstrated and strengthened through collaboration with associations such as SCAPR and AEPO-ARTIS, which provide valuable guidelines for international exchange.



SCAPR – the Societies’ Council for the Collective Management of Performers’ Rights – was founded in 1986. It is a not-for-profit organisation based in Brussels, Belgium.

SCAPRs primary aim is to improve the efficiency of management of rights and the conclusion of bilateral agreements. The organisation develops strategies, formats and administrative systems in relation to collecting and distributing payments to performers.

AEPO-ARTIS is a non-profit making organisation that represents 37 European performers’ collective management organisations from 27 different countries. The number of performers represented by the 37 member organisations of AEPO-ARTIS can be estimated at between 650,000 and 700,000.

Rights administration agreement

Current distributions

Frequently asked questions international affairs

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