As a CMA member, as well as supporting our strategic work, you will have access to a range of advice, support, information and consultancy. There are also a number of member benefits available from our partner suppliers.
Canstream Internet Radio & Video services – £100 discount
The CMA’s flagship Canstream streaming service gets your station broadcasting on the Internet. CMA Organisation Members receive £100 discount on Internet radio streaming, Listen Again, and video streaming services from Canstream. For more information on Canstream’s services and how we can help you get your media project online, visit the Canstream website.
24/7 News £9.99 per month from Radio News Hub for all CMA Members
Current CMA members showing proof of membership will receive up to 10% discount from any products from the Transmitter ‘R’ Us online store.
7.5% discount on promotional products from Creative Merchandise
Creative Merchandise, with over 30 years experience in the promotional merchandise industry, has the knowledge and understanding to take you from concepts and ideas through to delivery and is offering CMA members a 7.5% discount on goods ordered.
Radio Academy affiliate membership
CMA organisation membership provides you and your active volunteers with free Affiliate Membership of the Radio Academy, the professional organisation for BBC, commercial and community radio in the UK. Radio Academy members get discounted entry to the Radio Festival, along with free entry to many local branch events throughout the year.
15% off Glensound Broadcasters’ Mobile Phone range
Glensound Electronics are kindly offering CMA members 15% off products in their Broadcasters’ Mobile Phone range. These products allow high quality audio to be sent live from anywhere in the world with mobile phone coverage. Ideal for sports commentary, OBs from local events, and live news or traffic reports. The new 3G range offers HD Voice, giving the highest quality live audio without expensive OB links.
Radio Station Solutions playout systems: 25% discount
CMA members get 25% off DARP NG (Next Generation) radio playout software licences, along with half-price installation and competitive deals on PCs, keyboards and hardware. Just use discount code CMA30 at checkout. (This discount code is valid for current CMA organisational members only and will not be otherwise accepted.) Click here for more information on DARP and to order.
Information, advice and support
The CMA provides daily support to members online and by telephone on specific issues.
Training & Networking
Periodically the CMA delivers networking events and training workshops to support community media groups in meeting new challenges.
The CMA Charter
All members of the Community Media Association are required to sign up to the following ten-point code of practice: the Community Media Charter.
A Voice for Community Media
The Community Media Association actively works to improve recognition of the community media sector and its work in and involvement with the communities it seeks to serve.
The CMA works at national, regional and local levels to increase funding for the sector to enable and expand its work with disadvantaged communities.
The CMA represents community media on the Skillset Radio Skills & Development Forum and the British Library’s Save Our Sounds national radio archive project.
The CMA is a part of Public Voice, the leading voluntary sector coalition campaigning for citizens’ interests in media and communications policy and regulation.
The Community Media Association regularly recruits members as partners in delivering CMA grant funded projects.
High Profile National Events
The CMA regularly organises high profile national events which showcase new developments in the community media sector and brings together a diverse audience from the Community, Voluntary, Public and Private sectors.
Want to find out more?
For further information about CMA membership email us at email@example.com or telephone 0114 279 5219.