We are one of the biggest collective management organisations for neighbouring rights in Europe. Please read on to find out more about our activity as representatives of our rights holders.
If you want to assign the fiduciary management of your rights to us, you need to sign an representation agreement. There is no charge for signing an agreement for the assignment and administration of rights with GVL – it's free.
Please complete and sign the following forms and return them to us in duplicate:
When informing us of any changes to your company data, please do so in writing with your signature by using our templates. That way, we can assure that any important information and bank transfers reach their due recipients.
You can read about the deductions made from licence fee collections, including the deductions for covering out administration costs in our transparency report. The transparency report will be available to you in 2017 for the first time, from 1st September onwards and relating to the previous financial year.
Individual and general deductions from the collections arising from rights including the principles governing the deductions for offsetting administrative costs shall generally in accordance with the cause of the cost. Further details are currently in our annual report. Please have a lokk on our annual reports here. From 1 September each year, GVL will provide a comprehensive transparency report where you can read about all important information relating to collections and deductions.
Up to 5% of the revenue available for distribution may be used for cultural, politico-cultural and social purposes. Guidelines for politico-cultural allocations can be accessed here. Non-distributable collections from the rights will be dissolved and included in supplementary distributions on an accrual basis. Collections arising from rights shall be considered as non-distributable if the identity or whereabouts of the rightsholder could not be established within three years after the financial year has lapsed where the remuneration was collected for the relevant rights and if GVL had undertaken the necessary steps to establish the rightsholders.