March distribution 2022: top facts and figures

22 April 2022

In March, ALCS paid 97,976 members a share of £26.8million. Here’s a glimpse of our headline statistics.

We paid 97,976 members a share of a record £26.8million. We know you’re always interested to hear where the money comes from. For this distribution, we collected the highest revenues from CLA Serials UK (for the secondary use of work in journals), CLA Higher Education UK and CLA Further Education UK.

We collected the highest revenues from CLA Serials UK (for the secondary use of work in journals), CLA Higher Education UK and CLA Further Education UK.

Top facts: Money

£26.8million was paid out to members
97,976 members received a payment

We collected the most money from:
1. CLA Serials UK
2. CLA Higher Education UK
3. CLA Further Education UK
4. Educational recording UK
5. Swedish cable retransmission

Top facts: Books

Nearly 89,000 members received payment for their books, and more than 106,682 books earned payment. The highest-earning subject was social sciences, followed by women’s history, and criminology.

88,943 members received a payment for their book
106,682 books received a payment

Highest-earning subjects:
1. Social sciences
2. Women’s history
3. Criminology

We paid 97,976 members a share of a record £26.8million.

Top facts: Overseas

£4,637,673.73 was paid to overseas members
23,627 overseas members paid

After the UK, we paid the most to:
1. US – £2,298,645.41
2. Australia – £429,633.14
3. France – £246,660.63

Top facts: Scripts

Nearly 15,762 members received payment for their scripts. The Archers was the top earning radio programme. A total of 20,079 programmes and 2,952,221 minutes of transmissions were paid for.

15,762 members received payment for their script.

Hollyoaks was the top earner when it comes to TV programmes.

Highest-earning programmes:
1. Hollyoaks
2. Emmerdale
3. Holby City
4. Heartbeat
5. Eastenders
6. Midsomer Murders

Here’s the full sources guide for the March distribution 2022.