VG Musikedition (Verwertungsgesellschaft Musikedition) is a German collecting society that promotes the management and remuneration of copyrights
in the field of music. It was founded in 1974 and is based in Bonn, Germany.
VG Musikedition represents the interests of composers, lyricists, music publishers and other music creators in relation to their musical works.
The main tasks of VG Musikedition are:
Why is VG Musikedition important?
- Rights management: VG Musikedition represents the copyrights of composers, lyricists and music publishers and manages them on behalf of the members of the collecting society.
- Licensing: VG Musikedition grants licences for the use of musical works of its members and collects royalties from users such as broadcasters, music publishers, online platforms, concert organisers and others who use the musical works.
- Distribution of royalties: The collecting society collects royalties and distributes them to eligible authors according to the use of their works.
- Legal advice: VG Musikedition offers its members legal advice and support in copyright matters.
VG Musikedition plays an important role in protecting the rights and interests of composers, lyricists and music publishers in Germany. It enables music creators to receive appropriate remuneration for the use of their works and provides a mechanism to ensure copyright compliance.