Update on BECS’ application for membership of The Educational Recording Agency (ERA)

Upon receipt of legal advice that BECS was obliged to do so, and with the approval and support of the BECS Board and its Members, BECS has been seeking membership of ERA. This would enable BECS to collect licence fees and pay out to members of BECS and to performers who are members of overseas […]

Positive News As The European Parliament Approves New Copyright Rules for The Internet

It will now be down to member states to approve Parliament’s decision in the coming weeks. If the member states accept the text adopted by the European Parliament, it will take effect after publication in the official journal and then member states will have 2 years to implement it. The directive aims to ensure that […]

Christmas Closing 2018

The BECS Offices will be closed from December 22nd and will open on January 2nd 2019.   Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at BECS

Statement from BECS’ Supervisory Committee regarding the recent press coverage referred to in the Annual Transparency Report.

Following the transfer of work to Equity, BECS has received numerous complaints from members who were unhappy with the transfer of work and with the redefinition of what were previously non-contractual monies to contractual resulting in these monies being paid to members’ agents rather than being paid direct as was previously the case. A number […]

Date and Venue for 2018 AGM Announced…

We are pleased to announce that this year’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Friday 7th December 2018.  Full details about the date, time and venue are shown below:  Event:    BECS AGM 2018  Date:      Friday 7th December 2018  Time:     1.30pm  Place:     Screen 3 at the Curzon Soho, London, W1D 5DY The Curzon Soho is […]

An Update on Copyright

BECS is a member of both Aepo-Artis and the British Copyright Council. Please see the documents below for more information.   CD_Vote_12 Sept 2018 FAIR INTERNET coalition statement following plenary vote on Copyright Directive

New Performers Registration Form and Membership Agreement

The BECS Supervisory Committee, which represents the interests of BECS Members and oversees the Board of Management, at its meeting held on 16th July 2018, agreed updated wording for a new registration form and Membership Agreement in order to more efficiently and effectively represent BECS members’ interests in both collecting money on their behalf, and […]

Latest Information about Copyright

Following the vote in the European Parliament on Thursday 5th July 2018 to delay approval of their Legal Affairs Committee’s report on the Copyright in the Digital Single Market Directive, please find statements from both the Fair Internet Campaign and the British Copyright Council setting out the concerns of rights holders and performers in particular […]

Training Opportunites

We now offer courses at discounted rates to BECS members.  Spanish lessons have already started and we’re gathering interest for our next one… Mind Fitness! This course will run over two weeks on June 6th and June 13th.  For more information please contact us on info@becs.org.uk.  Spaces are limited so please get in contact quick…

Christmas Closing

The BECS Offices will be closed from December 23rd and will open on January 3rd 2018.   Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all at BECS