ALCS - record royalties payout?

THE ANNUAL season of ALCS "free money" freelance thrills has just been and gone and here's the Freelance with tidings of a possible new all-time individual record take - to encourage you to join ALCS and claim what's yours in April, 2018.

ALCS plaque; © Matt Salusbury

The Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society

For new readers, ALCS (the Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society) is a collecting society which distributes "secondary rights" income, still mainly from photocopying licences, to magazine/journal and non-fiction book author freelances.

Millions distributed among many, and hundreds get hundreds and quite a few hit low four-figures - which is nice, the more so in hard times. But this year intra-freelance goss threw up the highest annual figure LFB’s ever heard of. Has anybody ever landed a bigger payout than Freelance X’s £4959.82?

Not fantasy. Mention of it promptly drew Freelance Y to say she got a bit over £4000 last year. Common denominator: both were in their first year of ALCS membership so had hoovered up a deal of back-pay too.

Worth joining? Not 'arf! This is where to do it:

  • What news of DACS payouts can LFB photographers and other visual freelances offer? Any news of big scores pour encourager les autres? Note that you can now also claim for certain photos appearing in re-used works via ALCS.