Publishing of printed music (59.20.3.00)
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Formalities according to the Services Directive
For taking-up and pursuit of a service the follwoing specific service-related formalities (authorisations and notifications) must always be obeyed:
Business registration; business registration by non-EU citizens
If you want to start a standing trade, you must report this. You must also report the start of operation of a branch office or a dependent branch office, as well as the relocation of the business.
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 employees to Germany; registration and other obligations
When posting employees to Germany, the Employee Posting Act must be observed.
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:
Taxes; information in case of cross-border activity
For service providers operating across borders without a branch in Germany, there are various special jurisdictions and special regulations depending on the tax liability, activity or type of tax.
We would also like to inform you about the following personal formalities which CANNOT be processed through the Point of Single Contact:
Contract for work and services procedure; application for consent to employ foreign workers under contracts for work and services
If you, as a foreign employer, wish to send foreign workers to Germany under government agreements to perform work contracts, the Federal Employment Agency must first give its approval.
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)
- Noten, Verlag
- Notenbücher, Verlag
- Partituren, Verlag
- Verlag für Musik
- Verlag, Musikverlag
- Verlag von Musikwerken und Bühnenwerken