GEMA

  1. GEMA Appoints Harbich Marketing Director

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Joachim Harbich will take the helm as marketing director in the head office of the German collecting society GEMA in Munich, effective Nov. 1. Harbich succeeds Henrik Horning, who left GEMA in May 2008. Harbich reports to Dr. Harald Heker, chairma ...

  2. GEMA Appeals EC Competition Ruling

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT German collecting society GEMA has submitted an appeal to the European Court of First Instance in Luxembourg to have a prohibition order issued by the European Commission overturned. GEMA has also applied for suspension of the execution of the Com ...

  3. German Biz Launches China Mission

    October 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The German government and music industry are launching a joint effort via funding agency Initiative Musik to showcase German repertoire in China. Under the motto "The changing music market -- the music market of the future," German music ...

  4. SGAE Joins Warner/Chappell Pan-Euro Digital Licence

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Spanish authors and publishers collecting society SGAE has signed an accord with Warner/Chappell Music to distribute its English-language catalog via continental Europe on Internet and mobile suppliers. Warner/Chappell Music has issued SGAE with t ...

  5. SACEM Signs-Up To W/C's Pan-Euro Licensing Project

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT France's Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music (SACEM) has joined Warner/Chappell Music's pan-European digital licensing (PEDL) initiative. As a result of the accord, unveiled today, the French Collection Rights Society i ...

  6. GEMA To Establish Germany's 'Ivors'

    June 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT German authors rights society GEMA is planning to launch an awards gala from next May, which will be loosely based on the model of Britain's esteemed Ivor Novello Awards. A committee comprising the likes of Dagmar Sikorski, president of the G ...

  7. Sony/ATV, GEMA Team For Euro Licensing Breakthrough

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing and German authors rights society GEMA have entered into an agreement to establish a "one-stop" Pan-European licensing framework for mobile and online digital rights. With effect from July 1, the three-year agre ...

  8. GEMA Marketing Director Splits

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 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 o ...

  9. GEMA Records Massive Revenue Drop

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT German authors rights society GEMA has reported a €24.8 million ($39.67 million) shortfall in 2007 revenue. The Berlin-based organization collected €849.6 million ($1.35 billion) for its 60,000 author/publisher members during the year, down 2.83% ...

  10. Warner/Chappell Strikes Three Pan-European Deals

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST Warner/Chappell Music has signed three separate deals at MIDEM for European collecting societies to grant pan-European licenses for digital uses. The deals follow the publisher's announcement last year at this time that it was talking to coll ...

  11. YouTube Launches In Germany

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Online video-sharing platform YouTube has launched a German version. YouTube.de went live yesterday, having forged licensing partnerships with more than 60 content providers, including Universal Music and Sony BMG. "The high click rates of vi ...

  12. GEMA Strikes Alliance With Austrian Rights Bodies

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT German authors' rights society GEMA and its Austrian counterparts AKM and Austro Mechana are to forge a new partnership in 2008 to promote music from German-speaking Europe, Billboard.biz has learned. The creation of the alliance follows ongo ...

  13. Gibb, Cuaron To Take CISAC Role

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Robin Gibb will become CISAC's president, subject to a vote at the confederation's General Assembly tomorrow (June 1). The Bee Gees singer/songwriter, who is speaking today at CISAC's Copyright Summit in Brussels, will be joined by ...

  14. Berlin: Music City

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT When David Bowie moved to the divided city of Berlin in 1976, he joined 2 million inhabitants of what was effectively an island surrounded by the communist German Democratic Republic. This particular contrast between east and west left such an imp ...

  15. Q&A: EMI Music Publishing's Roger Faxon and Clark Miller

    February 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST During MIDEMNet in Cannes, France, industry newcomers and veterans had the rare opportunity to hear points of view from very experienced executives running the world's largest music publisher. EMI Music Publishing's Roger Faxon, presiden ...

  16. SACEM, SGAE Form Venture For Pan-Euro Licensing

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST French and Spanish authors' rights societies are forming a joint venture to offer pan-European publishing licenses to digital and mobile services. SACEM president/CEO Bernard Miyet and SGAE chairman Eduardo Bautista announced their plans toda ...

  17. MPA, MCPS-PRS Launch Pan-European Digital License

    January 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST In a significant development which could help shape licensing in the online age, Britain's Music Publisher's Assn. and MCPS-PRS Alliance have launched a one-stop pan-European digital licensing template. The MPA and Alliance used the plat ...

  18. Germany's GEMA To Launch Political Office

    December 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Maren Ruhfus will take the helm of the newly-created political information offices for German collection society GEMA, with effect from Feb. 1, 2007. Since 1998, Ruhfus has served as chief of the Berlin office of the German Boersenverein, the asso ...

  19. GEMA Records $1bn In 2005 Revenue

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST German authors rights body GEMA generated record earnings of more than €850 million ($1 billion) for the year 2005, its outgoing president and CEO Reinhold Kreile told members in a letter at th German authors rights body GEMA generated ...

  20. GEMA Calls For C'right Support From ISPs

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT German authors' rights society GEMA has sent requests to 42 German Internet service providers urging them to block the sites of those portals which illegally offer music downloads. German authors' rights society GEMA has sent requests to ...

  21. GEMA Calls For C'right Support From ISPs

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT German authors' rights society GEMA has sent requests to 42 German Internet service providers urging them to block the sites of those portals which illegally offer music downloads. German authors' rights society GEMA has sent requests to ...

  22. GEMA, IFPI Royalty Challenge Concludes

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The long-running mechanical-royalty rate dispute between authors' rights society GEMA and the German affiliate of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry came to an end May 18, when HAMBURG -- The long-running mechanical-roy ...

  23. GEMA, IFPI Dispute Reaches Conclusion

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Germany's mechanical royalty rates dispute has been settled. A long-running conflict between German authors' right society GEMA and the national IFPI affiliate came to an end yesterday (May 18) when a Germany's mechanical royalty ra ...

  24. GEMA, IFPI Dispute Reaches Conclusion

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Germany's mechanical royalty rates dispute has been settled. A long-running conflict between German authors' right society GEMA and the national IFPI affiliate came to an end yesterday (May 18) when a Germany's mechanical royalty ra ...

  25. GESAC Elects Miyet President

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bernard Miyet was elected April 21 to a two-year term as president of Groupement Européen des Sociétés d'Auteurs et Compositeurs (GESAC), the trade body representing European rights societi Bernard Miyet was elected April 21 ...

  26. Miyet Elected President Of GESAC

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT SACEM chairman to replace Gema's Kreile. Bernard Miyet was elected to a two-year term as president of GESAC (European Grouping of Authors' and Composers' Societies), on April 21 at the trade group's general meeting. Miyet is ch ...

  27. German Arbitrator Rules On Royalty-Rate Battle

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The German affiliate of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry has lost its battle to reduce authors' mechanical royalty rates. HAMBURG -- The German affiliate of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry ha ...

  28. German Arbitrator Rules On Royalty-Rate Battle

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rate remains at 9.009%. The German affiliate of the IFPI has lost its battle to reduce authors' mechanical royalty rates. The arbitration tribunal of the German Patents and Trademarks Officer ruled yesterday (April 14) that the mechanical roy ...

  29. Germany's GEMA Names Heker As Chairman

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Harald Heker has been appointed to succeed Reinhold Kreile as chairman of German authors' rights society GEMA, effective Jan. 1, 2006. Harald Heker has been appointed to succeed Reinhold Kreile as chairman of German authors' rights socie ...

  30. Germany's GEMA Names Heker As Chairman

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Harald Heker has been appointed to succeed Reinhold Kreile as chairman of German authors' rights society GEMA. Harald Heker has been appointed to succeed Reinhold Kreile as chairman of German authors' rights society GEMA, effective Jan. ...

  31. VUT: IFPI Collaboration Necessary

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST German independent music trade body VUT has entered talks with its counterpart the IFPI in the hope it will lead to greater collaboration between the two associations. German independent music trade body VUT has entered talks with its counterpart ...

  32. Peermusic's Karnstedt Promoted

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Karnstedt has been promoted to chairman of Peermusic's European group. He has served for 13 years as European president of the independent publishing company. Michael Karnstedt has been promoted to chairman of Peermusic's Europea ...

  33. Management Reshuffle Hits German Publishers

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Several German music publishing companies have announced management changes effective in the new year. Several German music publishing companies have announced management changes effective in the new year. Berlin-based Mike Weller, Sony/ATV Music ...

  34. Management Reshuffle Hits German Publishers

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony/ATV's Weller, KMP's Schedler exit. Several German music publishing companies have announced management changes effective in the new year. Berlin-based Mike Weller, Sony/ATV Music Publishing VP for Germany, Austria, Switzerland & ...

  35. Peermusic's Karnstedt Promoted

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Karnstedt has been promoted to the post of chairman of Peermusic's European group. He served for the past 13 years as European president for the independent publishing company. Michael Karnstedt has been promoted to chairman of peermu ...

  36. Peermusic's Karnstedt Promoted

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Karnstedt has been promoted to the post of chairman of Peermusic's European group. He served for the past 13 years as European president for the independent publishing company. Michael Karnstedt has been promoted to chairman of peermu ...

  37. GEMA Supported In IFPI Royalty Dispute

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Germany's arbitration tribunal ruled Dec. 9 in favor of authors' society GEMA in its conflict with the International Federation of Phonographic Industry (IFPI) on royalty rates. HAMBURG -- Germany's arbitration tribunal ruled Dec. 9 ...

  38. GEMA Supported In IFPI Royalty Dispute

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Germany's arbitration tribunal ruled yesterday (Dec. 9) in favor of authors society GEMA in its conflict with the IFPI on royalty rates. Germany's arbitration tribunal ruled yesterday (Dec. 9) in favor of authors society GEMA in its conf ...

  39. GEMA To Commemorate Kreile Milestone

    November 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST German authors rights society GEMA is to celebrate the 75th birthday of its chairman Reinhold Kreile with a function at the Emperor's Hall of Munich Residence on Nov. 30. Kreile's birthday is the foll German authors rights society GEMA i ...

  40. CISAC Revamps: Rights Body Streamlines Exec Structure

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT CISAC, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers, is moving into the 21st century with a new structure more capable of representing its members' interests in a fast-changin SEOUL, Korea -- CISAC, the International ...

  41. Cees Vervoord Takes Over CISAC's Board

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cees Vervoord, CEO of Dutch authors society Buma/Stemra, was elected to the new position of chairman of the board of directors of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers Cees Vervoord, CEO of Dutch authors society Bum ...

  42. Cees Vervoord Takes Over CISAC's Board

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cees Vervoord, CEO of Dutch authors society Buma/Stemra, was elected to the new position of chairman of the board of directors of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers Cees Vervoord, CEO of Dutch authors society Bum ...

  43. Standoff Continues In German Mechanicals Dispute

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Despite a seven-hour hearing July 28, the arbitration committee of the German Patents and Brands office failed to reach a ruling on a dispute over the country's mechanical royalty rate between the Ger MUNICH -- Despite a seven-hour hearing Ju ...

  44. New Technologies Raise Legal Questions At Venues

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Developing technologies are beginning to raise new legal issues for performance venues, as the rights of patrons and artists potentially collide. That was the warning delivered by Denis Clive Braham d New Technologies Raise Legal Questions At Venu ...

  45. Germany Arbitrators Hear GEMA, IFPI Dispute

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The arbitration committee of the German Patents and Brands office in Munich sat today for seven hours to hear the dispute between the IFPI and German authors rights society GEMA over the country's mec The arbitration committee of the German P ...

  46. German Mechanicals Dispute Heads To Arbitration

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The ongoing dispute between German authors rights society GEMA and the local IFPI affiliate over the latter's plan to cut the mechanical rate is set to go before arbitration. HAMBURG -- The ongoing dispute between German authors rights societ ...

  47. Study: Global Entertainment Biz To Hit $1.67 Trillion In 2008

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The global entertainment and media industries generated revenues of $1.23 trillion in 2003, and that figure is expected to grow to $1.67 trillion by 2008, according to a new study issued by PriceWater Study: Global Entertainment Biz To Hit $1.67 T ...

  48. German Mechanicals Dispute Heads To Arbitration

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT German authors rights society GEMA's ongoing dispute over the national IFPI body's plans to cut the mechanical rate is set to go before arbitration. German authors rights society GEMA's ongoing dispute over the national IFPI body� ...

  49. Germany's GEMA Posts Revenue Growth

    May 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT German authors rights society GEMA reports total revenues of €813.61 million ($989.76 million) for 2003, up from €812.511 million ($988.42 million) in 2002. German authors rights society GEMA reports total revenues of €813.61 ...

  50. IFPI Germany Pulls Plug On Meeting With GEMA

    March 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST The dispute between Germany's IFPI affiliate and authors rights society GEMA is escalating. The chairman of the IFPI group, Gerd Gebhardt, today (March 19) canceled a roundtable discussion that had be The dispute between Germany's IFPI a ...

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