Who we represent
We’re non profit-making so the revenue we receive from selling licences and services is paid as royalties to the collective rights organisations we represent.
The information we collect from our customers about what they are copying helps us to allocate royalties to the copyright owners whose work is being used.
We currently have 4 member organisations – the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) and Publishers' Licensing Services (PLS) – representing the rights of authors and publishers respectively and The Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS) and PICSEL who look after the rights of visual artists. We use information about what licensed content users copy so we can pay royalties to these organisations, who distribute the money to their members - the individual authors, visual artists and publishers.
You can read more about our distribution model and our most recent annual distributions, in our Distribution Model Report.
We also work as agents for the sale of education licences on behalf of NLA Media Access and Printed Music Licensing (PMLL).