Rights users

Who is a right user?

Rights users use and exploit music, film and other productions protected by neighbouring rights. They derive an economic benefit in doing so. Radio and TV channels broadcast music, for example, and increase their audience ratings. Bars, pubs and other public institutions benefit from the playback of artistic performances. Saving films and music on smartphones, computers and other end devices also generates revenue. If you are a rights user, GVL – as a body which manages neighbouring rights of performers and producers – is your partner for all of the above and other secondary exploitations of artistic productions.

One-Stop-Shop: GVL is your partner

GVL is your partner for all of the above and other secondary income streams for artistic performances. This is because it manages the neighbouring rights of performers and producers.

We license artistic productions and offer opportunities for rights users to benefit from the diversity and quality of the productions of our rights holders. In this context, we differentiate between various licensing categories which are shown in the following overview.

Rechte am Repertoire von Außenstehenden

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Scope of repertoire

Licensing queries - contacts

The GVL team is happy to help you with any queries on licensing agreements.