We represent producers of sound recordings
If you are a producer of sound recordings, you have come to the right place. At GVL, we are the experts at managing your rights as a producer in Germany and abroad, withover 13,000 producers of sound recordings having entrusted us with the management of their rights.
We partner with both major and indie labels, covering a wide range of genres from classical music through to pop, jazz and beyond.
GVL is here for you! It’s as easy at one, two, three! All you need to do is: 1. enter into a rights administration agreement;2. register your tracks via our online portal (label.gvl), 3. then get your remuneration paid in the course of our annual distribution, if your productions have been used by radio or TV stations.
I have not signed a rights administration agreement yet and require a label code
How does GVL operate and how can I earn money through it?
Five steps to remuneration
Release your production
Rights administration agreement
With this step, you also automatically apply for your label code for access to the online portal (label.gvl.de). You can find an online version of the rights administration agreement here:
We examine and verify these reports in order to distribute remuneration to producers.
Report your repertoire
We can only distribute your remuneration entitlements and claims once you have provided the corresponding details.
pay you within the usual distribution cycles once your recordings have been used. If you have any questions, we are happy to help you at email@example.com.
Why it is worth joining GVL
Non-assignable broadcast reports
Under the Collecting Societies Act, GVL is obliged to publish all uses of sound and audio-visual recordings whose rights holders could not be clearly identified. The following lists contain information about uses from previous years, which we could not allocate to any repertoire registration.
- Current distributions
- Distribution plans
- Distribution FAQs
International revenue for producers
As far as marketing their sound recordings is concerned, labels no longer stick just to the German market. GVL acts along the same lines. We are not just partners of producers of sound recordings in Germany, but are also increasingly managing their neighbouring rights at an international level - without charging anything extra for this service.
News and events
Here at GVL, it is important to us that our rights holders understand the work of GVL. We hold a number of events and provide a range of information – from practice-oriented workshops or digital online seminars, to face-to-face events and current news and discussions. Here you can find event details and current news for producers.
GVL representation agreement and label code
Questions and answers
Do you have questions about the work of GVL, about distributions, claims, label.gvl or other matters?
You can find our FAQs for producers here.
In addition to the information on our GVL website, we offer several publications which you can read online or download as PDF files here.