Henrik Hörning, has stepped down as marketing director of the German collection society GEMA, with immediate effect. A successor has not yet been named.

Bettina Müller, head of communication and PR, will take over Hörning's responsibilities on a temporary basis.

From 2005, Hörning joined the authors right society on a freelance basis, before taking the role as director of marketing in 2006.

GEMA's CEO, Harald Heker, commented, "We wish Mr. Hörning a lot of success for his future professional career and thank him for his work."