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Authors' Licensing & Collecting Society

Submitted by admin on Fri, 07/09/2010 - 11:55
ALCS, Authors' Licensing & Collecting Society
Fifth Floor
Shackleton House
4 Battle Bridge Lane
London
SE1 2HX
United Kingdom
Phone
+44 20 7264 5700
Fax
N/A
Website
http://www.alcs.co.uk
Chief Executive Name
Owen Atkinson
Chief Executive Title
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Executive Email
Chief Executive Phone
+442072645704
Key representative
Barbara Hayes
Title
Deputy Chief Executive
Phone
+442072645709
Key representative
Richard Combes
Title
Head of Rights and Licensing
Phone
+442072645706
Key representative
Mark Bispham
Title
Head of Finance
Phone
+442072645730
Key representative
Colette Scourse
Title
Head of Membership and Distributions
Phone
+442072645718
Purpose
A non-profit organisation to provide collective administration for writers.

Run by writers for writers, ALCS has distributed over £500 million to writers since its inception in 1977. It is the largest writers’ organisation in the UK, with over 112,000 members, and in the last financial year ALCS paid out a total of £38.5 million to over 90,000 writers.

ALCS represents writers of all genres, from text-book authors and freelance journalists to poets and radio dramatists. ALCS membership is open to all types of writers and their successors across the print and audiovisual sectors.

ALCS is recognised internationally as a leading authority on copyright matters and authors’ interests. We are committed to fostering an awareness of intellectual property issues among the writing community. We maintain a close watching brief on all matters affecting copyright both in the UK and internationally and we make regular representations to the UK government and the European Commission on behalf of writers
Year operations began
1977
Members
Over 112,000 Members
Financial Year
1st April - 31st March
Financial Data
https://d16dqzv7ay57st.cloudfront.net/uploads/2020/10/Annual-Report-2020-FINAL.pdf
New Developments
Last year licence income collected for members increased to a record £40.9M. ALCS paid £38.5m (gross) to 90,000 members. ALCS now has over 112,000 members and in total we have paid out over £500million to our authors since we began operations in 1977.