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  • GVL mourns its Board member Frank Dostal

    Our long-term Board member, the lyricist and music producer Frank Dostal, passed away unexpectedly in the night from 17th to 18th April, aged 71.

  • Submit your complete GVL contract documentation by 14 April 2017 and participate in the Rights Holders’ Assembly

    We can guarantee that complete documentations relating to a GVL representation agreement submitted by our rights holders prior to 14 April 2017 will be processed in the run-up to the Rights Holders’ Assembly on 05 May 2017. If you hold an executed GVL representation agreement you are entitled to and cordially invited to attend the GVL Rights Holders’ Assembly.

  • 16 April 2017: Extended registration deadline for distribution years 2010-2012

    With regards to the closing distribution 2010-2012 we would like to draw your attention that any relevant contributions that you register in artsys.gvl by 16/04/2017 at the latest, shall definitely be taken into consideration for the closing distribution in December 2017.

  • Actors can now register their contributions to commercials

    GVL is making further productions available in the so-called open budgets so that members can register their contributions. From 23 February 2017, actors can register their contributions to commercials via the portal
    Musicians have already been able to register their contributions via the sub-budget TV advertising since 02 January 2017; actors have had access to the category documentary films (cinema/TV) since 01 February 2017 for registration purposes.

  • Save the date: Rights holders' assembly on 05 May 2017

    GVL will hold its next rights holders’ assembly on 05 May 2017 in the Hotel Intercontinental Berlin in Berlin. At the assembly, GVL members will elect their representatives for the individual group assemblies, i.e. their delegates.

  • Actors may register their contributions in documentaries which have been broadcast on TV, from 01 February 2017 onwards

    GVL is making further productions available in the so-called open budgets so that members can register their contributions. Actors can register their contributions in productions from the TV sub-budget documentaries (cinema/TV) from 01 February 2017 onwards via our portal The registration of contributions for additional roles onto this sub-budget will be enabled soon.

  • GVL accepts new agreements up until 31 January for the final distribution

    This is the last opportunity for artists who wish to participate in the final distribution for the distribution years 2010 to 2012, but have not registered themselves with GVL yet: Up until 31 January 2017 (postmark), rights administration agreements will be accepted by GVL.

  • GVL pays remuneration to its members

    In mid-December, GVL launched the process of transferring payments to artists for distribution year 2015, and the subsequent payments for distribution years 2010 - 2014.

  • GVL adopts new set of Articles of Association

    GVL has adapted its Articles of Association in line with the new legal requirements based on Art. 134 VGG (Act on Collective Management Organisations). Organisational changes to the association’s committee structure are only one aspect of the effects of the VGG. The principle of providing for an even stronger involvement of members and associates is now also enshrined in the law.

  • GVL to implement VGG (Act on Collective Management Organisations) by the end of 2016

    GVL is going to adapt its Articles of Association as well as its organisational structure based on the new legislative instrument, the Act on Collective Management Organisations (VGG) by the end of 2016. Rights holders who have already signed the current version of rights agreements will not see any changes to the applied practice as a consequence of the VGG. The rights administration agreements are going to be slightly adapted to the statutory requirements.