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Join us Online at our 2021 AGM

We are pleased to advise that this year’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday 2nd December 2021.  As Covid-19 is still a concern, we have decided to keep everyone safe and will be holding this year’s AGM online. More information will follow but we are...

The Smart Fund

You may have seen in the news many UK performers are supporting The Smart Fund. For more information about The Smart Fund please see our Campaigns page.  Many of our members are getting behind this great campaign to ensure creatives are recompensed for their work...

Fair Remuneration

Performers and audiovisual authors have called on Member States to entrust Collective Management Organisations, like BECS, manage their royalties.  See the video below for more more information. [video width="426" height="240"...

Call to Form a Creators Council – Letter to the Secretary of State

We are proud to have signed this letter calling on the Secretary of State to form a Creators Council.  This is to ensure the government hears our views on how their policies can help creators.  This is now more relevant than ever.  To read the letter please click on...

Join us Online at our 2020 AGM

We are pleased to advise that this year’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Friday 4th December 2020.  As Covid-19 is still a concern, we are following government guidelines to keep everyone safe and will thus be holding this year's AGM online. More...

Get Your Voice Heard…

Did you know that most performers worldwide receive no revenue from streaming services? We are asking you, our members, to complete the following survey to help us gain an understanding of what you know about Performers Rights and Collective Management Organisations....

BECS seeks nominations for Elected Directors from the membership

British Equity Collecting Society Ltd (BECS) is seeking nominations from BECS members for Directors to serve on the BECS Board from 4th December 2020 until the 2023 Annual General Meeting.   There will be five vacancies relevant to the election under the current...

Help Us Make Your Voices Heard – Beijing Treaty

As audio-visual performers, BECS members have long suffered a discriminatory position in terms of performers’ rights in comparison to rights enjoyed by musicians and other sound recording artists.  BECS has been campaigning hard to rectify this. We now finally have a...

Joint Submission to DCMS Select Committee

Here at BECS we've been busy working with other creative organisations during lockdown to help protect performers during this time. The Covid-19 pandemic has shut down Theatres, Film and TV sets leaving performers with no way to work and struggling to support...

Supporting Cultural and Creative Sectors during Covid-19

A petition has been started to help support those in the Cultural and Creative sectors during this difficult situation. Many of us are aware of the damage being caused to the industry at the moment and want to ensure those affected are supported. During times like...

Covid-19 Update

In line with the advice from the British Government, BECS staff will be working remotely from 17th March until further notice. This decision has been made to safeguard our staff whilst ensuring we can deliver a seamless service to our members and colleagues. We look...

We Are Hiring…

We are looking for a new in-house Legal Counsel. If you'd like to apply please send your Motivation Letter and CV to tnasser@becs.org.uk by 28 February 2020. Job Advert Job Description

Language Courses for 2020

Happy New Year! We've been working hard and have secured another round of courses starting later this month in five different languages! Spanish French Italian German Mandarin These are 8 week courses priced at £72 (inclusive of VAT) per course. It is expected that by...

Vacancy at the BCC

An opportunity to be on the BCC board has become available. For more information please see the link below. 2019 BCC Executive Administrator

Please Join Us at our AGM on 6th December 2019

We are pleased to advise that this year’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Friday 6th December 2019. Event: BECS AGM 2019 Date: Friday 6th December 2019 Time: 1.30pm Place: etc.venues Conference Centre, 51-53 Hatton Garden, London, EC1N 8HN Notice of AGM For...

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...

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...

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...

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.

Date and Venue for 2017 AGM Announced…

We are pleased to announce that this year’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Friday 15th December 2017.  Full details about the date, time and venue are shown below:  Event:    BECS AGM 2017  Date:      Friday 15th December 2017  Time:     1.30pm  Place: NFT3...

BECS seeks nominations for Elected Directors from the membership

British Equity Collecting Society Ltd (BECS) is seeking nominations from BECS members for Directors to serve on the BECS Board from 15th December 2017 until the 2020 Annual General Meeting.   There will be three vacancies relevant to the election under the current...

We have Moved Office…

We have moved office and are settling into our new home. Here’s our new contact details 1st Floor Plouviez House 19-20 Hatton Place London EC1N 8RU info@becs.org.uk 020 3946 7800

Changes to BECS Payments

As you may be aware, Equity will be sending their own payments in future. This includes Equity Film payments, Cast Album payments, Channel 4, Sky, BBC VOD, ITV Player, and BBC and ITV Cable Re-transmission.  BECS will continue to collect Performers’ Rights payments...

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