March 2021 distribution facts and figures

21 April 2021

Last month saw a record ALCS distribution, with more members being paid in a single distribution than ever before. Here are a few headline facts and figures.

In our largest distribution to date, we paid over 90,000 members a share of £26.3 million – that’s over 80% of our membership, with 3,102 members receiving a payment for the first time.

Over 20,000 of those who received a payment in this distribution were overseas members. These members received a share of £4.3 million, with £2.5 million of this paid out to our US-based members.

We paid out for a huge range of works in this distribution, with 83,000 members receiving money for a book they’d contributed to, and payments received for over 110,000 books overall.

Over 15,000 members received a payment for their scripts, with the highest earning TV and radio works being Father Brown and The Archers respectively.

Thank you for all the kind emails and messages we received on social media, we really appreciate you shouting about your love for ALCS! If you have any friends and colleagues who are not yet members of ALCS, please encourage them to visit alcs.co.uk/register and join.