Membership - Join EMA Today

The Entertainment Merchants Association is a Not-for-Profit Trade Association. If you are a new member seeking to join EMA, you may do so by completing an online application. Online membership is subject to review, adjustment and acceptance by EMA. There are several membership categories to choose from. If you are unsure which category fits your company, contact our Membership Department at 818.523.9671. 

Membership Categories

  • Retailer, North America: Core business is renting or selling of packaged or digital media directly to the consumer through online, catalog or in-store transaction. 
  • Distributor, North America: Core business is the wholesaling of packaged or digital media to retailers or sub-distributors. 
  • Video Content Provider: Core business is the manufacturing or supply of goods or services for participants in the home entertainment industry. (Content providers and aggregators are included in this category.
  • Video Game Content Provider: Core business is the manufacturing or supply of goods or services for participants in the video game industry. (Content providers and aggregators are included in this category.
  • Digital: Companies that exist in the digital space only, including retailers, distributors, content providers/aggregators and service & tech providers. 
  • Service & Tech Providers: Companies that support the delivery of digital audio video home entertainment.
  • International: Core business is the manufacturing or supply of goods or services to participants in the home entertainment industry outside of North America. (Content providers and aggregators are included in this category.)
  • Not For ProfitIncludes libraries, trade associations, and other educational, religious, governmental or non-profit organizations. 


For more EMA Membership information and to join, please contact Steve Apple at sapple@entmerch.org or 818.523.9671

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