German churches bend the knee to GEMA

German churches bend the knee to GEMA


norman lebrecht

June 06, 2018

The Roman Catholic Church has caved in to pressure from choirs by signing a new deal with the all-powerful rights organisation, Gema.
Details here.
The scoreline reads God 0, Gema 2.


  • Holyfield Worthington says:

    Music adds value to the churchs’ product. They should pay for it like everyone else. They don’t get free wine, free Bibles, free candles, or free roof repairs. Why is this even a question?

    • Scotty says:

      Even with the new contract, they won’t pay like everyone else. GEMA offered the churches a massive discount compared to other venues. Eventually the Catholic Church came to its senses and accepted the deal.