Grants/cultural promotion

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To us, accountability means doing much more than just managing funds. Our role extends far beyond the activities as mediators between artists and labels on the one hand, and the rights users on the other hand.

Up to five percent of our annual distribution volume is made available for cultural promotion and social grants. These so-called grants are aimed at GVL members directly – via the allocation of grants for cultural and social purposes on the one hand. On the other hand, they reach our members via our support of cultural-political projects. 

Above all, the grants are especially targeted at the promotion of young talent whether as social support for the artistic education of the children of rights holders or via national and international projects for young talent. For many years, GVL has been supporting two big organisations that have contributed to strengthening musical young talent and to creating the general conditions for artists and producers in Germany by providing creative and diverse project ideas – in line with our members' interests; they are the so-called "Initiative Music" and the German Music Council.

We distinguish between individual and politico-cultural grants. The bases are our so-called grants guidelines which are decided on by the Associates’ and Delegates’ Assembly each year. Please click on the respective box for more information.

Grants allowed by GVL between 2016 and 2019