International affairs for artists

So they play your repertoire non-stop abroad? We make sure that you get your money for that. We're your international partner. We represent your interests beyond the borders of Germany and Europe. Unlike some other collective management organisations, GVL offers this service free of additional charges.

Our partner countries

GVL cooperates with at least one rights management organisation (sound recordings and/or films and series) in the countries marked in red on the above map. Please click on a country or use our FAQs for further information.(Legend: CMO = collective management organisation; TT = sound recordings; AV = films and series).

How does this work? 

In the past few years, we have concluded reciprocal agreements with collective management organisations all over the world. This allows us to collect your money in a straightforward manner for onward payments to you. This also means that artists do not have to enter into additional agreements with foreign collective management organisations. Here's an example: If an artist's recording is played on the radio e.g. in the UK, the Netherlands or in Spain, we make the relevant claims for payments and pass the collected remuneration on to the respective artist without any deductions.

Overview on all reciprocal agreements.

We look after your rights on a global basis.

Your contribution registration via our online portal artsys.gvl forms the basis for our data exchange with foreign sister societies in order to establish your claims with them. The international norm is to keep undistributed or unallocated remuneration on hold for three years: During that time, artists can claim their entitlement to remuneration payments if they have contributed to the broadcast productions. We always recommend that you register your artistic contributions as soon as possible via artsys.gvl.

By completing the following form you mandate us to manage your rights abroad – both in Europe and the rest of the world:

International mandate for the transfer of rights to GVL (country selection)

Do you have further questions regarding GVL International?

Please click here for the frequently asked questions.