Distribution of open budgets

You can access all information regarding the contribution registrations for the open budgets of GVL and their distribution here.

Dear GVL members,

This message is relevant to you if you have held roles qualifying for GVL remuneration and have contributed to productions in the following GVL sub-budgets which were broadcast on the radio and/or television in the years 2010 to 2016.

We accepted your reports for the years 2010 to 2014 by December 31, 2020; you can continue to report the years 2015 and 2016 in the form by April 30, 2021.

The open GVL sub-budgets include:

  • Radio jingles (station promos)
  • Radio advertising
  • Music in radio plays
  • Television docusoaps
  • Individual television contributions (e.g. Appearances in entertainment shows)
  • TV jingles (station promos)
  • Television advertising
  • Documentary cinema films on television (cinema productions that have also been broadcast on television)
  • Television documentary productions (produced for television)
  • Title and background music (for all the above, except for documentary productions)

The GVL budgets mentioned here count among the small sub-budgets which make up less than 3 percent of the total distributable volume of GVL for performers and for which we do not receive usage reports from the broadcasters. The distributable amounts are mainly made up of private copying fees.

Your reports for the sub-budgets for the years 2010-2014 were accepted til the end of 2020 in order to be able to pay out the funds in the 2nd quarter 2021. We are aware that some rights holders have been waiting for some time for the relevant functionalities to submit your notifications and to receive a distribution. For capacity reasons, we unfortunatlely had to give other budgets priority in terms of their distribution.

In the interest of a timely release of reserves in favour of the rights holders, the boards of GVL, in agreement with the DPMA, have decided to fully distribute the remuneration of the open budgets from 2010 to 2014 promptly in a simplified procedure.

In order to make it easier for you to submit your reports in a complete and simple manner, we have opted for a solution where you complete a form on our main page www.gvl.de/en. The alternative, which would have been to upload the production details for the 10 different sub-budgets on the portal in their entirety would have further delayed the distribution of the remuneration and would have been more cost-intensive.

How do you submit your contributions in the online notification form?

  • First of all, you enter your personal details so that we can clearly identify you as a GVL rights holder. Then you create the desired production yourself and select the channel(s) and the frequency of the broadcasts. Then enter the nature of your contribution in the production and upload a record of your contribution.
  • Afterwards you will receive a confirmation email with the information you entered in the form. Please note that you can no longer view the submitted proof at this point.
  • Your submissions will be checked by us. If you upload a proof to us for each case, we can process your submissions faster.
  • If we have any questions about your submissions, we will contact you directly by e-mail.

We have scheduled the following submission deadlines/distributions:

  • Reports for the usage years 2010-2014 could be submitted from 01/09/2020 to 31/12/2020. The distribution is planned for the 2nd quarter of 2021.
  • Reports for the usage years 2015-2016 can be submitted from 01/09/2020 to 30/04/2021. The distribution is planned for the second half of 2021.
  • We will inform you separately about the notification deadlines / distributions for usage years from 2017 onwards.

We have prepared extensive questions & answers (FAQ) for you on the subject of sub-budgets and your notifications and will be adding to them on an ongoing basis. You can access the FAQs here.

If you have any further questions, please direct them to mygvl@gvl.de. Our support is available for you Monday to Thursday 10am to 4pm and Friday 10am to 2pm; please dial 030- 48483-677. Due to the corona pandemic and holiday periods, processing delays may occur.

Kind regards,