What means “GEMA-freie Musik”?

The term “GEMA-freie Musik” means completely royalty free music. The composer of  this music is not registered with a collecting society (ASCAP-free, BMI-free, PRS-free, SUISA-free, AKM-free, TONO-free, SIAE-free). The Proud Music Library contains more than 4,500 completely royalty free music for all media: e.g. web, movie, tv, advertising, on hold.

How many tracks does the Proud Music Library contain?

The Proud Music Library increases its number of tracks by 40 to 100 on a near daily basis. The current size of the library can be seen by clicking “search” in the navigation bar at the top of the par and then clicking “search” on the menu button. Next, a list of all available tracks in the library is shown, including the numbers of tracks available completely royalty-free and pro-registered. This way, it is possible to get a good idea of which music titles can be licensed completely royalty free.

What about the PRO-registered songs? Does the standard license covers everything for a trailer on a website?

For PRO-registered songs the user has to pay an additional fee to the local collecting society:

– Italia: SIAE
– Germany: GEMA
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Please contact your local collecting society to get more information how to calculate the fees.

Are there further cost after the initial license fee, such as royalties?

No, there is no additional cost by Proud Music GbR, as long as you use the tracks according to the permitted uses of the purchased license.

For licended PRO-registered tracks the user have to pay fees to the local collecting society not to Proud Music GbR.

The national copyright collecting societies

Here you can find a list of the different copyright collecting societies of our composers and the corresponding links:

Germany: GEMA “Gesellschaft für musikalische Aufführungs- und mechanische Vervielfältigungsrechte” (musical recordings and performances)

Link to the GEMA

Austria: AKM “Autoren, Komponisten, Musikverleger” (lyricists, composers and music publishers)

Link to the AKM (>service>forms & infos in english)

Switzerland: SUISA (Swiss Association for composers rights)

Link to the SUISA

UK: MCPS-PRS

MCPS “Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society” , PRS “Performing Right Society”

Link to the PRS

USA: SESAC “Society of European Stage Authors & Composers”, ASCAP “American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers”, BMI ” Broadcast Music Incorporated”

Link to the SESAC

Link to the ASCAP

Link to the BMI

Canada: SOCAN “Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers”

Link to the SOCAN

France: SACEM “Société des auteurs compositeurs et éditeurs de musique”

Link to the SACEM

Norway: TONO (Copyright collective for authors and composers of musical works)

Link to the TONO

Italy: SIAE “Società Italiani degli Autori ed Editori”

Link to the SIAE

Ireland: IMRO ” Irish Music Rights Organisation”

Link to the IMRO

New Zealand, Australia: APRA “Australasian Performing Right Association ”

Link to the APRA – New Zealand

Link to the APRA – Australia

Poland: ZAIKS “ZwiÄzek Autorów i Kompozytorów Scenicznych” (Vereinigung der Bühnenautoren und -komponisten)

Link to the ZAIKS (just in polish)

Spain: SGAE “Sociedad General de Autores y Editores”

Link to the SGAE

Denmark: KODA (copyrights for composers, songwriters and music publishers)

Link to the KODA

CELAS

Under the name CELAS the german collecting society GEMA (Gesellschaft für musikalische Aufführungs- und mechanische Vervielfältigungsrechte) and the british MCPS-PRS (Mechanical Copyright Protection Society – Performing Right Society) Alliance offer since january 2007 a conjointly licensing possibility for music repertoire of the EMI Music Publishing company. The particularity of the CELAS is the unique possibility to acquire a pan-european license for the repertoire of the major EMI Music Publishing. The CELAS shall at this become the main point of contact for transnational online licensing.