Report contributions as a heir
As an heir or community of heirs, you must also report the contributions of the deceasedperformer. The basis is the notification of the inheritance and an existing management contract.
How do I inform GVL of a legal succession case?
As an heir, you can continue an existing agreement for the assignment and administration of rights with GVL, or sign a completely new agreement. In order to honour your legitimate rights as a legal successor, we require the following documents from you:
- Copy of the certificate of inheritance and/or a certified will
- Copy of the death certificate
- Copy of your ID card or passport
- Your bank details
If there is more than one heir (community of heirs), an authorised representative has to be named. Please use the following form:
If the inheritance has been reported and a Rights administration agreement is signed, you can report your contributions of the deceased performer.
We recommend that you report your contributions as soon as possible, because a partial amount will be paid out to you in the first three years.
You report contributions via the performer portal meine.gvl. What you have to consider when reporting can be found on below.
When it comes to music productions in various media sections, GVL distinguishes between sound recordings, radio live recordings and stage productions.
If you are a performing artist, you may submit your contributions as follows:
Are you a permanent member of an ensemble (orchestra/choir/big band)? In that case, the ensemble representative you elected will take care of the registrations for all permanent members of your ensemble. If there is no representative for your ensemble, please register your contributions as an individual artist.Our teams entertainment music & agencies as well as classical music & orchestras are happy to support and advise you - their contact details are shown in the info box on the right hand side.
Film & TV productions
As a heir of a performer, you report your contributions to audiovisual productions relevant for distribution.
In the category literary productions, we distinguish between radio plays, readings, children’s programmes, features and cabaret programmes as well as small literary formats. Small literary formats are defined as spoken contributions with a short work and/or broadcast duration such as comedy pieces or short readings.