The VUT, Association of Independent Music Entrepreneurs - is now the fourth shareholder of GVL, the Gesellschaft zur Verwertung von Leistungsschutzrechten mbH. Additional shareholders are the BVMI, the Bundesverband Musikindustrie e.V. [Federal Association of the Music Industry], the DOV, Deutsche Orchestervereinigung e.V. [German Orchestra Association] and the Bundesverband Schauspiel e.V. [Federal Association of Acting]. As a shareholder, the VUT is going to represent particularly the interests of independent music entrepreneurs in future. Its members include about 1,200 performers which are self-marketing, labels, publishers, distributors, producers etc.