Joachim Harbich is to step down as marketing director of GEMA, the German copyright organization effective December 31, 2010. Bettina Müller will fill the void on a provisional basis. Joachim Harbich became marketing director of GEMA in November 2008.
In Germany, GEMA represents the copyrights of more than 60,000 members (composers, lyricists, and music publishers). Worldwide Gemma is one of the largest societies for composers representing over 1 million copyright owners.