CMA member benefits

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 – discount

The CMA’s flagship Canstream streaming service gets your station broadcasting on the Internet.  CMA Organisation Members receive discounted 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.

15% discount on print services from Iliffe Print for CMA members

Iliffe Print

Iliffe Print is the home of quality newspaper printing where excellence is the standard and has over 120 years of experience of delivering newspapers to publishers across the UK – ideal for community newspapers!

10% off production services from Radio Jingles 24

Radio Jingles 24CMA members get 10% off production services from Radio Jingles 24: voiceover services, jingle production and commercial production. They offer everything from a dry voiceover to a fully-produced imaging package, with a fast turnaround of 24 hours or less with prices starting from just £5. Click here to find out more and to order.

Up to 40% off commercial production services from Sounds Sorted

Sounds Sorted are able to help community stations by offering a considerable discount on creative and production of radio ads. Sounds Sorted is an award-winning company that can call on experienced scriptwriters and producers to make high-quality broadcast commercials nationwide.

Exclusive discounted rates from Voiceolution for CMA members

Voiceolution has hand-picked some of the finest voices for you to choose from for your project – radio imaging, commercials, telephone voice prompts, through to corporate presentations and anything else you may need a voice for. Over 50 pro voices. Dry reads from £17, full Com Prod from £35, Liners & Much More!

Up to 20% off broadcast services from RadioActive

CMA members are eligible for 20% off RadioActive‘s services (consultancy, installation and technical training) and 5% off their equipment packages.

RadioActive provides equipment, training and technical assistance for community radio stations, recording studios and radio training centres around the world. RadioActive also run projects using music, radio drama and other media to help communities tell their stories and address issues they are facing.

Discounts on software from Broadcast Radio

Broadcast Radio are the ‘go to guys’ for all your broadcast radio needs. Whether it is studios or software, mixers or processors, if it has knobs and buttons and belongs in a radio station then they are all over it. The following discounts are only available to CMA members not broadcasting commercially (all prices are ex VAT):

Myriad Playout & Automation Software: buy one licence and get two additional licences free. Please note that this is not a straight 66% discount – Broadcast Radio only retails licences in multiples of three so this discount does not apply to just a single item purchase.

  • Optional Voice Tracking module for Myriad: straight 70% CMA discount
  • Scoop Newsroom / PowerLog Audio Logger: straight 50% CMA discount off all software
  • PowerLog Lite: straight 30% CMA discount on all software
  • AutoTrack Pro – 85% discount for CMA members

Up to 10% discount from Transmitters ‘R’ Us


Current CMA members showing proof of membership will receive up to 10% discount from any products from the Transmitters ‘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 or telephone 0114 279 5219.

Updated by Bill Best on 14 October 2019.