This information is needed for collecting societies like GEMA. You can enter it in the “Tracklist” section by clicking the “Enter Data” button.
Please make sure you enter only one name in each field for each person involved. For each new name you need to create a new row by clicking the +- button. Please make sure you write all names correctly.
Artist: At least one for each track! If there are more than three different artists on track level, the album artist must be indicated as “Various Artists” (“Basic Information”).
Songwriter: The creator of the original lyrics for a song. Please enter the name as “First Name Last Name”, or as registered with your collecting society.
Composer: The creator of the original music of a song. Please enter the name as “First Name Last Name”, or as registered with your collecting society.
“Featuring” and “with”: Additional artists supporting the main artist in a track.
Correct title formatting will be generated automatically according to the information given and doesn’t have to be indicated. Please remember: Only one name in each row.
The Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung (German Federal Agency for Civic Education) has published a very informative book about German copyright law. You can get it here (German).