Learn about who we are and what we do

UK Members owed a payment in the March Distribution should receive it from 26 March 2020. Please contact us from 30 March if you think yours is missing. In light of the recent COVID-19 outbreak, we have taken the decision to close the ALCS office and instead will all be working remotely to ensure that the organisation operates as usual. ALCS staff will still be contactable through any of the usual channels.

We have over
100,000 registered
members

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This year we paid
out £34.8 million
to writers

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We collect money that's due to our members for secondary uses of their work. Since 1977, we have paid out around £500 million.

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How we collect money for our members

Our work also involves communicating with government or industry on rights and licensing as well as supporting and educating the public and industry.

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