GESAC – The European Authors’ Societies

GESAC stands for European Grouping of Societies of Authors and Composers (or Groupement Européen des Sociétés d’Auteurs et Compositeurs). It represents over one million creators and rightsholders – from musicians to writers, visual artists to film directors and many more, in the areas of musical, audiovisual, visual arts, and literary and dramatic works.


  • COVID-19: mapping authors’ societies responses. A map of summaries (in English) about what European authors’ societies are doing to support their creators.
  • Authors’ societies boost operations to support creators through pandemic. An article with some of the different things authors’ societies across Europe are doing.
  • Livelihoods are on the line: GESAC co-signs music sector letter.
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