The financial year 2013 of the German collection society GEMA  in Munich has been successful. The total income GEMA has received from all rightsholders was €852.4 million (about $1.18 billion), an increase of 3.9% over the previous year. The group's operative costs were 14.9%, down from 15.4% in 2012, amounting to a payout total of €720 million.

“We have positive developments for the online basis," said Dr. Harald Heker, CEO of GEMA, in a statement. "A lot of streaming and download services license through GEMA. At the end of 2013, we were able to [lock down] a general license agreement with the association of the private radio and television (VPRT). This agreement includes the GEMA repertoire for advertised streaming services.”

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The decrease of the physical market, and the upward trend of web-based music services, continued through last year. The revenues from physical came to €110.4 million, a decrease of €6.6 million, or 5.6 percent, over 2012.
 
Digital continued its positive trend; total revenues increased €9.5 million, being 56,2 percent to a total of €26.4 million. Because of new general agreements with the public TV and radio stations ARD/ZDF about the tariffs from 2009 on total revenues of €292.2 million could be reached. This is a plus of €31.4 million or 12.0%.
 
GEMA represents over 65,000 music authors.

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