GVL represents event organisers
Are you an organiser of events involving artistic performances? Then read on to see how GVL may be able to assist you
.GVL proudly partners with event organisers to represent their neighbouring rights interests. This mostly involves secondary exploitation rights – mainly remuneration from private copying levies.
Another collective management organisation – Verwertungsgesellschaft Veranstalterrechte mbH (Event Organisers’ Rights) – is responsible when it comes to primary secondary exploitation rights, such as the reproduction, distribution and the broadcasting of live recordings, and online rights. GVL works in joint collaboration with Verwertungsgesellschaft Veranstalterrechte through an agreement with its parent organisation, the Bundesverband der Konzert- und Veranstaltungswirtschaft e.V. (BDKV) (Federal Association of the Concert and Event Industry).
Do you have a rights administration agreement with GVL yet?
Would you like to submit your contributions to productions?
Steps to getting your remuneration
Enter into a rights administration agreement
After you have sent us all documents you will be given access to our meine.gvl portal.
After you have entered into a rights administration agreement with us, we will give you access to the artist portal. You can log in to meine.gvl with your contract number and create a password yourself.
Submit your contributions
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. Everyone involved in a production process can be given sufficient time to report.
Payment of remuneration
If your productions were used in the channels evaluated by us, you will receive some remuneration.
Why it is worth joining GVL
Who is not an event organiser?
For GVL’s purposes, a business commissioned by a radio or TV broadcaster to take care of the organisation and operation of an event is not considered an event organiser. Only organisers that carry all the risks and initiate an event can receive the remuneration through GVL.
Private copying, rental and lending
Here you can find information on the modification of the accounting systems for remuneration entitlements from the rights categories of private copying (ZPÜ) and rental and lending, as well as on the Federal Government's reduction of VAT.
How does distribution of remuneration work?
Since the 2010 distribution, we calculate your remuneration based on the use of your productions. You can only receive remuneration if productions in which you were involved as an event organiser are actually used (e.g. broadcast on radio or television).