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  • New Board Chairman: H R Biere / J-M Vogt joins as new Board member

    At its meeting on 10 November 2015, GVL's Board elected a new chairman: Hans Reinhard Biere takes charge with immediate effect.

  • News update for dubbing actors

    According to the distribution rules of the Austrian collecting society for audio-visual performers, neighbouring rights of dubbing actors are currently not represented. This also applies to GVL members. We are in close contact with our Austrian colleagues in order to reach an agreement on this matter.

  • GVL – in favour of cultural diversity and against violence

    Creativity thrives on diversity. For this reason, GVL considers foreign cultures – not only from an artistic and musical perspective – to be an enrichment. We absolutely condemn the current attacks on institutions for refugees and refugees themselves.

  • GVL grows total income by 8.5% to EUR 163.4m in 2014

    GVL can look back on a successful financial year 2014: Total returns for 2014 amount to EUR 163.4m and are thus EUR 12.9m higher than in the previous year (+ 8.5%).

  • gvl artsys tv online | Video for new functions

    gvl artsys tv is now online: This completely revised area includes all productions that were broadcast on TV. As of now members have access to many product data relating to 2014. Our rights holders may, of course, continue to register their contributions to products from previous years.

  • GVL at the Musikmesse Frankfurt 2015

    GVL will be represented at this year's Musikmesse in Frankfurt/Main on 15 and 16 April 2015. On Wednesday, 15th April, two GVL representatives take part in the so-called "matchmaking" event and are available for individual appointments. On Thursday, 16th April, a workshop entitled "GVL – this is how artists benefit" is held.

  • GVL Website available in English

    GVL's website is now available in English. By launching an English version of its website, GVL continues its international focus and now offers detailed information in English to its foreign rights holders and other interested parties with international backgrounds.

  • Artists: Please note deadlines for payments from Italy and Austria

    In cases where sound recordings or films and series with your artistic contributions are used in Italy and/or Austria and where you have granted us the relevant rights for said countries, we recommend that you register your contribution as soon as possible for these productions by using our online portal ARTSYS.GVL.

  • Distribution 2013 launched: GVL pays out remuneration to producers and artists 19 December 2014

    GVL launched the payout for distribution year 2013. The first artists were paid the remuneration calculated for them before Christmas. The payout of remuneration for sound recordings to producers already commenced at the beginning of December.

  • Music video clip for the "Spielstättenprogrammpreis Rock, Pop, Jazz 2014" [prize for venues organising rock, pop, jazz events]

    The German "Initiative Musik" released a video at the occasion of the awards ceremony of the "Spielstättenprogrammpreis". The prize was awarded to 58 clubs and events series by cultural secretary Monika Grütters. GVL is among the prize's sponsors. You can watch the music video clip on the website of the "Initiative Musik":