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Online rights administration agreement for sound producers

If you want to assign the fiduciary management of your rights to us, you need to sign an agreement for the assignment and administration of rights. There is no charge for signing an agreement for the assignment and administration of rights with GVL - it's free.

Once you have concluded the contract, you will receive the access data for the producer portal label.gvl. You can enter your repertoire and state which rights you hold in the relevant recordings. GVL receives the necessary information on broadcasts from selected radio and TV stations and can allocate the played recordings based on your information provided in label.gvl. Based on the broadcast minutes of each recording, the relevant annual pay-out is based on the distributable amount available for producers of sound recordings.

We work closely with the German Music Archive (Deutsche Musikarchiv) which observes the statutory mandate to collect and store all music published in Germany.  We therefore gladly pass on the request that all labels based in Germany should send the German Music Archive a set of two copies for each of their releases free of charge.

You would like to conclude an agreement for the assignment and administration of rights with GVL? 

  1. Please fill out the web form below.
  2. You will receive a confirmation of receipt by e-mail after completion. Your data will then be checked and processed by us.
  3. If the documentation provided by you is complete, we shall allocate a label code to you. This code serves as a uniquely identifiable indicator for your label.
  4. Once the contract has been concluded, we will set up access to the producer portal for you. You can then log in to label.gvl with your provided user name and assign a password yourself. On label.gvl you upload your repertoire and indicate which rights you have to the respective recordings.


You would like to inform us of a change in your company data?

You can make changes to your contact, address or bank data directly in our producer portal label.gvl. Inform us of other changes to your company data at It is best to use the following templates:

Änderung der Firmendaten Tonträgerhersteller

Steuerformular Tonträgerhersteller

Do you wish to gain comprehensive insights on the income and administration cost structure at GVL?

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 look 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.

Contact for producers

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You can reach us on Monday to Thursday between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm and on Friday between 9:00 am and 2:00 p.m. (CET).