VDZ is the umbrella organisation of German Magazine Publishers. It was initially founded in 1929 and is made up of 7 federal-state associations. VDZ is the organisation of 400 publishers together producing more than 3,000 titles. VDZ represents the interests of magazine publishers in the following fields. As an employers’ association, it negotiates wage agreements for editorial staff on behalf of its federal-state associations, and advises publishers in the application of collective agreements. As a services association, it offers publishers a wide range of services through its specialist and federal-state associations.