Publishing of printed music (

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The following formalities are performed by responsible authorities and can also be handled via the Point of Single Contact if necessary. Please specify the location via Change selection. If you choose "To the responsible Point of Single Contact for ..." (if available), the contact details of the responsible Point of Single Contact are displayed. The contact details of the competent authority/-ies are displayed after choosing the formality.

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.

Characteristics and key concepts of the service

This service includes:

  • Publishing of printed music, i.e. acquisition and registration of rights to musical compositions, advertising for musical compositions, and the granting of usage permits as well as the use of such compositions for recordings to be used in radio and television, in motion picture films, for live appearances, and for printed and other media.

The units performing these activities may be either the proprietors of the rights themselves of the custodians of rights authorized by them.


  • Internet Portale (Musik Downloads)
  • Musikproduzenten (Vervielfältigung von Musikaufnahmen)
  • Musikverlag
  • Musikverlag
  • Noten, Verlag
  • Notenbücher, Verlag
  • Partituren, Verlag
  • Verlag für Musik
  • Verlag, Musikverlag
  • Verlag von Musikwerken und Bühnenwerken