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Members' hub

Welcome to our member's area. Here, you'll find useful information related to your membership including forms, contact details and explanations.

Chila Kumari Singh Burman in her studio.
DACS member, Chila Kumari Singh Burman in her studio. Photo: © Chris Scott 2024.

Your membership

Read below if you're a DACS Artist's Resale Right or Copyright Licensing member.

If you're a Payback member, please go to our Payback portal where you will find everything you need to complete your claim.

Useful forms

Royalty payments

We regularly distribute royalties to ARR and Copyright Licensing members throughout the year. 

  • ARR is paid monthly
  • Copyright Licensing and Extended Collective Licensing are paid 4 times a year, in February, May, August and November.

Please see our distribution policy for further information.

Copyright Advice Service

Members of our Copyright Licensing and Artist’s Resale Right services can access our free advice service for members.


Common acronyms which appear on your royalty statements and what they mean.

DACS administration fees

No membership fee is charged. As a not-for-profit, we retain a percentage of royalties we collect on your behalf to cover our costs, ensuring more funds reach artists and their beneficiaries.

Our fee ​​for royalties collected in the UK is 15% and for royalties collected from overseas is 5%.

Copyright Licensing
For royalties collected in the UK we deduct 25% and for royalties collected from overseas we deduct 15%.

Collective Licensing and Payback 
DACS deducts 15% from collective licensing and Payback royalties to cover our costs.

Sister societies

We are part of an international network of sister societies and advocacy organisations that campaign on behalf of creators across the world. Being part of this network ensures our members receive royalties due from the licensing or resale of their work across the world, not just in the UK.

Find out more about our sister societies

Contact us

If you are a member of DACS and have any feedback or questions concerning your royalties or membership, please speak to our Artists' Services team:

+44 (0) 20 7780 7575 or

Contact a specific team member: Artists' Services team details

For any Payback specific enquiries, please contact our Payback team.

+44 (0) 20 7780 7580 or

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