BECS adopts updated constitution with strong support from members at AGM

At a successful AGM held on 2nd December 2016, the resolutions presented to the BECS membership were all passed and adopted. As a result, the updated Articles of Association, Membership Registration Form and policies presented to the membership for approval are now in force and will be applied. All the relevant documents can be viewed […]

BECS plans to update Governance

In preparing for this year’s AGM on 2nd December 2016, the Board of Directors of BECS have agreed that all members should be given notice of their rights linked to the Collective Management of Copyright (EU Directive) Regulations 2016. The formal notice can be accessed here. Further information will be provided in the formal documents to […]

Date and venue for 2016 AGM announced

The BFI Southbank, venue for this year's AGM

We are delighted to announce that this year’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Friday 2nd December 2016.  Full details about the date, time and venue are shown below:  Event:    BECS AGM 2016  Date:      Friday 2nd December 2016  Time:     1.30pm  Place:     NFT3 in the BFI Southbank, London, SE1 8XT The BFI Southbank (formerly […]

Update on this summer’s performer payments

A message from our Chairman The summer distribution is the largest single payout to performers that BECS undertakes during the year.  I’m very happy to tell you that our Distribution and Finance Team are aiming to start this year’s payout in the last week of this month.  However, with over 10,000 statements and around £8 […]

Statement from the Board of Management on the EU Referendum

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Before reading the following statement please note that it is issued by the Board of Management of BECS for information purposes only following queries from members of the society about how the outcome of the EU referendum could affect BECS and the work that we do for performers.  It should also be noted that the […]

Annual Review 2015

The 2015 Annual Review outlining this year’s activities on behalf of our members and performers is now available. We’re proud to announce another annual increase in the volume of payments allocated to performer accounts which reached a total of £15.2 million for 2015.  The increase on last year’s figures is mainly due to a rise […]

Date and venue for this year’s AGM announced

The meeting will take place in the Grand Saloon

We’re delighted to announce that our 2015 Annual General Meeting will take place on Friday 4th December at 1.45pm, and the Grand Saloon in the magnificent Theatre Royal Drury Lane in the heart of Covent Garden has been chosen as this year’s venue. The formal notice for the meeting together with other official papers, including […]

Update on 2015 summer distribution

An important message from our Chairman, Graham Hamilton, is being sent out to members and all performers who were allocated a payment in last year’s main £7 million summer payout.  You can read the full version below. Message from the Chairman about this year’s summer distribution The summer distribution is the largest single payout to […]

Equity royalty payments from BECS hit £1.2 million for the month of March alone

We have allocated £1.2 million of Equity audiovisual and audio royalties to performer accounts for the month of March, making this our largest single monthly payout  (excluding the annual contractual and non-contractual distributions). The key numbers behind this record payout break down as follows: £1.2 million allocated to performer accounts 1,616 performers paid 80 West […]

Narrators of audio-books now able to apply for Public Lending Right payments

The UK PLR Office has now confirmed that it is able to accept PLR applications for audio-books. It is important that registrations are made by  30 June 2015 for inclusion in the February 2016 PLR payment round. Visit to download an application form or apply for an online account. There is a Frequently Asked Questions […]