Activities of own-account composers, musical arrangers (90.03.1.00)

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Other service-related formalities

Other service-related formalities

For taking-up and pursuit of a service the following service-related formalities, which CANNOT be processed through the Point of Single Contact, must be obeyed:

  • Social security for self-employed artists and publicists, registration

    Für selbständige Künstler und Publizisten besteht grundsätzlich eine Versicherungspflicht in der Künstlersozialkasse. Sie können sich allerdings nur dann dort versichern, wenn ihr Jahreseinkommen die Mindestgrenze von 3.900 EUR übersteigt. Eine Ausnahme besteht für Berufsanfänger, die sich ihre wirtschaftliche Existenz erst noch erschließen müssen. Sie werden in den ersten drei Jahren seit erstmaliger Aufnahme der selbständigen künstlerischen oder publizistischen Tätigkeit auch dann nach dem KSVG versichert, wenn sie ein geringeres Einkommen haben.

  • Copyrights; commissioning a collecting society or applying for a usage license

    Authors of literary, scientific and artistic works enjoy protection for their works in accordance with the Copyright Act. Accordingly, the author has, among other things, the exclusive right to publicly reproduce his work.

Formalities relating to the employment of workers

Formalities relating to the employment of workers

If you would like to hire an employee you need to proceed with the following steps. These formalities CANNOT be processed through the Point of Single Contact.

If the employment is terminated you also have to inform the authorities where the employee has been registered.

  • Posting of workers to Germany; registration and other obligations

    When posting employees to Germany, the Employee Posting Act must be observed. This law obliges both employers based in Germany and employers based abroad who employ workers in Germany to comply with statutory and, in certain sectors, collectively agreed working conditions. In addition, employers are subject to further obligations.

Tax related formalities

Tax related formalities

For taking-up and pursuit of a service please also consider the following tax related formalities which CANNOT be processed through the Point of Single Contact:

Characteristics and key concepts of the service

Keywords

  • Komponist(en/innen), selbstständige
  • Musikbearbeiter/innen, selbstständige
  • Musikproduzenten
  • Tonsetzer/innen, selbstständige