|Nameiname of the collecting society||GEMA|
|Countryicountry of the seat of the collecting society||Germany|
|Streetistreet of the seat of the collecting society||Bayreuther Straße 37|
|Postcodeipostcode of the seat of the collecting society||10787|
|Cityicity of the seat of the collecting society||Berlin|
|Phoneiphone number for contact||+49 30 21245-00|
|Webpageilink to the official website of the collecting society||https://www.gema.de/|
|Total Turnoveriincl. other turnover, e.g. from financial instruments or property sales||2018: 1.019.173.000 €|
|Royalty Turnoveridomestic and foreign turnover from collected licensing fees||2018: 1.002.133.000 €|
|Distribution Sumidomestic and foreign; incl. amount for social and cultural purposes (amount resulting from total turnover after deduction of operating costs)||2018: 859.511.000 €|
|Distributed Royaltiesidomestic and foreign; actually allocated royalties, not necessarily paid; independent of minimum amounts to be paid out||2018: 736.509.000 €|
|Paid Royaltiesidomestic and foreign; actually paid out to beneficiaries; may include outstanding payments from previous years; payable only if minimum amounts are reached||2018: 701.766.000 €|
|Number Of Employeesinumber of employees, if available full time equivalents||2018: 849|
|Cost Rateitotal expenses of the collecting society divided by the total turnover of the collecting society||2018: 15,67 %|
|Number of Right Ownersinumber of rights holders represented (both full members and clients without voting rights)||2018: 73.914|
|Membership Costs for Authorsicosts of membership/ contractual relationship for an author||entry fee: 90 € (plus VAT, yields 107,10 €) annual fee: 50 €|
|Membership Costs for Publishersicosts of membership/ contractual relationship for a publisher||entry fee: 180 € (plus VAT, yields 214,20 €) annual fee: 100 €|
|Link to latest annual reportilink to the latest annual report of the collecting society||https://www.gema.de/fileadmin/user_upload/Gema/geschaeftsberichte/Geschäftsbericht-2018.pdf|
|Timestamp last changeitimestamp of the last change to the information provided||19.09.2019|
This work is part of the joint research project „SO/CLEAR“ of the University of Leipzig and ALVDIGITAL Systems UG. The project is funded were funded by grants of the German Ministry of Education and Research in the context of the joint research project "SO/CLEAR" (01IS18083) under the supervision of the PT-DLR.
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As part of the research project SO/CLEAR, the aim of creating this map was to get an overview of the current situation of collecting societies in Europe applying various KPI. Therefore, our approach was the extraction of numbers from the public avaliable annual reports of the societes. These numbers were gathered, analysed, normalised, structured and finally visualised in the above map.
Due to limited resources and the project focus a few constraints have to be considered when using this map - the four C:
- Copyrights: Although various collecting societies exist, our focus were solely copyright societies.
- Completeness: As the map shows, not all european collecting societies are included. This is due to limited ressources and the time consuming gathering and adaption of numbers and follows no whatsoever prioritisation. We aim at a successive completion of the map.
Correctness: Although our goal is the highest achievable correctness, reaching this goal is not always possible or free of compromises. The annual reports
of different societies are in no way normalised or standardised, so missing numbers, divergent semantics and uncertainties of translation had to be considered.
If not explicitly stated in the reports and it seemed possible and sensible, the KPI were calculated, as indicated in the corresponding cells to ensure maximum transparency. If uncertainties were to high or no numbers were available as a basis for a calulation, the fields were left blank.
- Comparability: Due to a multitude of possible reasons, not every KPI can be compared between the different societies. We addressed this by normalising values whenever necessary, possible and reasonable. Nevertheless, please bear the aspects said regarding correctness in mind.
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