BCC Members

Artists' Collecting Society (ACS)

Artists' Collecting Society (ACS) was set up in June 2006 to collect resale royalties (Droit de Suite) on behalf of artists in the UK. ACS was set up in response to requests from artists and from their dealers via The British Art Market Federation (BAMF) and The Society of London Art Dealers (SLAD) for artists to be provided with a choice of collecting society for the management of Artists' Resale Right.

Association of Authors' Agents

A voluntary body to provide a forum for member agencies to discuss industry matters, to uphold a code of good practice, and to provide a vehicle for representing the interests of agents and authors.

Association of Illustrators (AOI)

Established in 1973 to advance and protect illustrator's rights and encourage professional standards. It is a non-profit making trade association dedicated to its members' professional interests and the promotion of illustration.

Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)

The international membership trade body which works to support and represent not-for-profit organisations and institutions that publish scholarly and professional content around the world. Its membership also encompasses those that partner with and provide services to not-for-profit publishers. ALPSP’s has over 320 institutional members in 40 countries, who collectively publish over half the world’s total active journals as well books, databases and other products. ALPSP runs training courses, seminars, webinars, an international conference and provides representation, information and guidelines for good practice.

Association of Photographers Ltd (AOP)

A not-for-profit membership organisation for Professional Photographers in the creative industries, Agents, Assisting Photographers, Students, Affiliated Courses and Companies. Our aims are to promote our members to commissioners and buyers & provide them with business and legal support, encourage & promote best practice in the industry and vigorously defend, educate and lobby for the interests and rights of all photographers in the professional sector.

Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS)

Represents the interests of all UK writers and aims to ensure writers are fairly compensated for any works that are copied, broadcast or recorded.


BECTU/Prospect has circa 40,000 members working in the creative sectors and particularly in broadcasting, independent production, film, theatre and new media. BECTU/Prosepect represents all off-screen/behind the scenes grades (but for supporting artistes in London and the South East who are supported by BECTU). The union’s membership is equally split between staff and freelance workers.

BPI (British Recorded Music Industry) Ltd
British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA)

Support and protect the artistic, professional, commercial and copyright interests of songwriters, lyricists and composers of all genres of music and to celebrate and encourage excellence in British music writing.

British Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies (BAPLA)

The British Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies, or BAPLA, is the trade association for picture libraries in the UK, and has been a trade body since 1975. Members include the major news, stock and production agencies as well as Sole Traders and Cultural Heritage Institutions.

British Equity Collecting Society Ltd (BECS)

The only UK based collective management organisation for audiovisual performers. It represents the interests of its members in the negotiation and administration of performers' remuneration.

British Institute of Professional Photography (BIPP)

BIPP is internationally recognised as the qualifying organisation for professional photographers and image-makers. Working with the British Copyright Council we lobby for the best legislation for professional image-makers – protecting rights, contributing to the legislative process and ensuring a positive future for the profession.

Chartered Institute of Journalists (CIOJ)

Both an independently certified trade union and professional association, the CIOJ was formed in 1884 and granted a Royal Charter in 1890 by Queen Victoria. It has been serving and protecting the best interests of journalism and journalists ever since.


Established by artists for artists, DACS is a not-for-profit visual artists' rights management organisation. Passionate about transforming the financial landscape for visual artists through innovative new products and services, DACS acts as a trusted broker for 90,000 artists and artist estates worldwide.

Directors UK

Directors UK is the professional association of directors working with the moving image in the UK. Directors UK exists to ensure that the importance and centrality of directors is recognised, and to give directors a powerful and united voice at the centre of the industry. Directors UK works with directors to: protect and enhance directors' creative rights; negotiate, collect, and manage the right to receive payment; represent directors and directing to Government in the UK and in Europe; and provide valuable services and benefits to members.

Educational Recording Agency Ltd (ERA)

On behalf of its Members, ERA is a copyright collecting society which operates a Licensing Scheme for educational use of copyright protected material. Uniquely serving the UK education sector, ERA is one of a range of collecting societies which help copyright owners and performers derive an income from the licensed use of their works. ERA Members include broadcasters, authors and artist collecting societies, performers' unions and representative bodies for owners of copyright films and sound recordings.

Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM)

The Incorporated Society of Musicians (ISM) is a UK’s professional body for musicians. We represent almost 8,000 individual musicians working across the whole profession as music professionals, composers, performers and educators. We champion the importance of music and protect the rights of those working within the music industry, provide them with support and advice and campaign for better copyright protection for composers and performers. The ISM offers peace of mind to its members with their high quality legal expertise, casework and comprehensive insurance; it is proud of the support it has given to its members since 1882.

MPA Group of Companies

The MPA Group of Companies incorporates MPA & MCPS and is the trade association for music publishers in the UK, with over 260 members, representing around 4,000 catalogues, covering every genre of music. These include all of the UK’s major music publishers as well as independent pop publishers, library music publishers and printed music publishers. The MPA exists to: • Safeguard and promote the interests of music publishers and the writers signed to them. • Represent these interests to government, the music industry, the media and the public. • Provide publishers with a forum, a collective voice and a wide range of benefits, services and training courses. • Promote an understanding of the value of music and the importance of copyright. • Provide information and guidance to members of the public.

Musicians' Union
National Union of Journalists (NUJ)

The voice for journalists and journalism. An active campaigning organisation seeking to improve the pay and conditions of their members and working to protect and promote media freedom, professionalism and ethical standards in all media.


UK music licensing company PPL licenses recorded music played in public or broadcast on the radio or TV and then distributes the fees to its performer and record company members.

Professional Publishers Association (PPA)

The PPA is the voice of professional publishers, representing publishers and providers of consumer, customer and business media in the UK. Our membership compromises over 220 companies, publishing around 2,500 consumer magazine titles, 4,500 business-to-business publications, data and information providers, and smaller independents. The PPA's membership includes the most globally renowned publishing brand and with over 20 million magazines sold every week in the UK, and 75% of adults buying consumer magazines, the sector is worth in excess of £4bn to the UK economy, employing 184,000 people.

PRS for Music (PRS)

PRS is a collective management organisation for songwriters, composers and music publishers, licensing their music to be played in public and used on TV, radio or online throughout the world.

Publishers' Licensing Services (PLS)
Royal Photographic Society (RPS), The

The Royal Photographic Society was founded in 1853 to promote the art and science of photography, a mission it continues to this day.

Society of Authors, The

The Society of Authors is a trade union for all types of writers, illustrators and literary translators, at every stage of their careers. We have been advising individuals and speaking out for the profession for more than a century. We campaign and lobby on the issues that affect our 10,000 members, from copyright and remuneration to industry fairness and freedom of expression.

Writers' Guild of Great Britain, The

The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain is the trade union representing writers in TV, radio, theatre, books, poetry, film, online and video games.

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