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We represent performers
Are you a performing artist and your recordings are broadcast on the radio or on TV? Then you've come to the right place! As fiduciary trustees, we collect about EUR 200 million each year on behalf of all GVL rights holders and pay out the remuneration that is due to them.
Your income sources are diverse: They range from collections for radio or TV broadcasts, revenues from public performance e.g. in bars or cafés to private copying fees such as from the sale of smartphones or other storage media.
Here’s what you have to do to get your money: Sign a free GVL rights administration agreement online and let us know which productions you were involved in.
Registering your contribution is worth it - also in the long run!
It can also be worth your while to register your contributions if you did not have any new productions recently. After all, it could mean that you are eligible for a payment whenever one of your artistic productions is broadcast on the radio or on TV.
How does GVL operate and how can I earn money through it?
We have represented the interests of performers and producers since 1959. It is our credo that those who render artistic performances or create a financial basis for them must receive money for the exploitation of their performances. Here at GVL, the German organisation for the management of neighbouring rights, we look after such exploitations. For more info, please click here:
What does GVL do and why is it interesting to performers?
We manage so-called secondary exploitation rights on behalf of our members and collect the resulting statutory remuneration in order to pass it on to the performers, producers and event organisers. So, GVL is collectively managing secondary exploitation rights on behalf of its rights holders while primary exploitation is governed by individual contractual provisions between the rights holders and the rights users.
A typical example for a secondary exploitation is a radio broadcast of songs that have already been published on sound recordings. If films are exclusively shown in the cinema there is no secondary exploitation. Even in the case of a TV broadcast, a secondary exploitation situation only arises via private recordings, cable re-transmission or a public performance, for example. The entire online sector, however, such as exploitation via streaming portals and media libraries is covered by provisions arising from non-collective (individual) rights so that it is sadly not possible to generate any remuneration here.
More on the legal basis for our activities
Great bandwidth of types of contribution relevant for distribution
We at GVL want to do justice to the diversity of artistic creation. That is why we pay out for many different contribution roles. That makes GVL interesting for:
|Studio conductors||Music video clip creators||Instrumentalists||Dubbing actors|
|Music video clip directors||Singers||Dubbing directors||Literary directors|
|Artistic producers||Stunt actors / stunt doubles||Artistic narrators||dubbing artists in an ensemble|
More information about the contribution roles?
What do I receive remuneration for?
Advantages at a glance:
- ...an average annual payout volume of more than EUR 200 millionen.
- ...the opportunity to receive cultural grants and social benefits.
- ...a broad spectrum of media and contribution types.
- ...a generous notification period of four years.
- ...the easy option to submit notifications online.
- And the best of it all: membership is free!
Become a GVL member
Have we sparked your interest? Then just go ahead and sign a rights administration agreement with us online! Our contract department will capture your details and e-mail you the rights administration agreement ready for signature as soon as possible. Now only your signature is needed so that you can manage your neighbouring rights together with us.