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  • GVL concludes its financial year 2015 with a total revenue of EUR 161.8m

    The Gesellschaft zur Verwertung von Leistungsschutzrechten (GVL) concludes its financial year 2015 with a total revenue of EUR 161.8m.

  • Federal German Gov-ernment takes creatives for a ride: Press release by the GVL Board on the Collecting Societies Act (VGG)

    The GVL Board calls upon members of the German Bundestag not to approve the governmental draft of the Collecting Societies Act (VGG) in its current version. On the contrary, the parliamentarians should rather return to the original objective of the legislative draft, which was to support and strengthen creatives and their producers, and to finally correct the drastic maldevelopments related to blank media levies by the device manufacturers and importers.

  • LEA honours top backstage talents

    Frankfurt/Main - In the evening of 4th April, the PRG Live Entertainment Award 2016 hit the stage for the 11th time. The prize, which is awarded annually, has become an established factor in the event and music business by now. It provides the kick-off for the Prolight+Sounds exhibition for the entertainment business on the one hand, and the Musikmesse Frankfurt (Frankfurt Music Fair) on the other hand. The latter is the international trade fair for music instruments and music score, music production and music marketing. Once again, GVL partnered up with the prize this year.

  • Our long-time employee, Mirjam Kurz, has passed away

    Just a few days ago, we received the sad news that Mirjam Kurz, our long-time employee, has passed away after a long illness. We grieve for a dedicated colleague, a loyal companion and a caring mother. Our thoughts are with her family, in particular her sister and her son.

  • New app for dubbing actors - with a GVL interface

    The registration process for contributions to artistic productions has entered a new digitalisation phase with GVL Connect - the new interface of the synchron app for dubbing actors. From 31 January 2016, the app can be downloaded via App Store or Google Play

  • GVL Board - positions of four members reconfirmed

    The Board positions of GVL Board members Dr. Nils Bortloff, Jörg Glauner, Andreas Klöpfel and Ekkehard Kuhn were confirmed by the associates of GVL at the beginning of the year. The four members represent the interests of producers of sound recordings within the GVL Board and had been appointed for a period up to 31 December 2016.

  • Board decides to award politico-cultural grants for 2016

    GVL continues to consider it as part of its business to promote cultural entities in the framework of its politico-cultural grants in the coming year. Based on the decision taken by the Board, 20 individual projects will be subsidised. They range from classical and contemporary formats via youth and senior citizens' initiatives to new and well established events and prizes alike.

  • GVL pays out remuneration to producers and artists

    GVL has started the process of transferring payments to artists for distribution year 2014, and the subsequent payments for distribution years 2010 - 2013 in mid-December.

  • New GVL information brochure available

    GVL has published its new information brochure under the title "The world is a stage. We support the act".

  • GVL collects private copying remuneration for mobiles and tablets for the first time

    After negotiations spanning several years, collective management organisations gathered under the um-brella of the central collection and distribution organisation for private copying levies in Germany (ZPÜ), amongst them GVL, reached an agreement with the manufacturers and importers represented by BITKOM on the remuneration level for copying levies for mobiles and tablets.