Tilo Gerlach is Managing Director of GVL, the German collective management organisation for performers’ rights. GVL was founded in 1959. Tilo Gerlach joined GVL as Legal Counsel in 1996. Since 2001 he is the Managing Director representing GVL’s performing artists. Holding a PhD in Law he is also the President of AEPO-ARTIS (The Association of European Performers’ Organisations). He is lecturer in Copyright-Law at Berlin University, author of several books on copyright, neighboring-rights and right of copyright administration.