Why Join

The Entertainment Retailers Association is a UK trade organisation form specifically to act as a forum for the physical and digital retail and wholesale sectors of the music, video and games industries.

ERA Membership Benefits:

  • Members qualify for payment for music and video data if the contribute to Official Charts and for games data if they contribute information to GfK ChartTrack
  • Reduced rates on PPL licences for music retailers when applied through ERA (paid via ERA)
  • Reduced rates on PRS licences for music retailers. This is applied for directly to PRS with your ERA membership number (paid direct to PRS)
  • Access to Official Charts data
  • Free legal and commercial advice etc. from the ERA office
  • Free signup to Record Store Day for eligible record shops
  • Regular newsletters and access to research
  • Networking and industry event discounts

 

What our members say:

"Being an ERA member & attending meetings has provided me with an invaluable opportunity to meet other like-minded indies, share information, find solutions to collective issues & be more involved in the decisions that affect my business every day. We all like to think we can survive on our own & remain fiercely independent but we all need each other, can support each other & can learn from each other. ERA provides the means to do this"

Natasha Youngs, Resident

 

"Record Store Day has grown over the last decade to become one of the, if not the most important events on the indie shop calendar. ERA have stood up to the plate to administrate every aspect of the day, from liaising with labels on releases, managing the PR, promoting hundreds of indie stores nationwide and working with distributors to ensure that the traffic is managed and boxes get delivered. It is pivotal to it's continued success that all indies with a voice join the conversation, contribute and work together as one alongside ERA."

Rupert Morrsion, Drift

 

 "ERA's Operations Committee continuously monitors suppliers performance and gives feedback between retailers and distributors to achieve a more efficient and effective supply chain mechanism. In other words, if your boxes arrive late or damaged, or if you have any other supplier issues, tell us, and we'll tell them, make your voice heard!"

Alan Jordan, Reflex

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