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Membership levels and benefits

There are eight levels of APRS membership...

  • Student membership (Comp for JAMES students)
  • Retired membership
  • Associate membership
  • Overseas Associate membership
  • Individual membership
  • Affiliate membership
  • Company Membership
  • Full Corporate membership
  • Corporate Sustaining membership
  • Benefit Providers

These are explained below. Please choose the membership level which applies to you and then click the link at the bottom of this page to apply for membership online.


STUDENT MEMBERSHIP

This category is open to students who are currently in full-time or part-time education.

A small package of benefits accompany this category:

  • Quarterly Bulletin/APRS Update e-newsletter
  • Attendance at APRS social events
  • Basic listing on website
£27.00 + VAT per year
Students on JAMES Accredited courses qualify for COMPLIMENTARY membership
RETIRED MEMBERSHIP

This category is open to individuals who no longer take an active part in the industry but who retain their interest and support and remain in contact withe their former colleagues.

This category also attracts these benefits:

  • Quarterly Bulletin/APRS Update e-newsletter
  • Attendance at APRS social events
  • Basic listing on website
£27.00 + VAT per year

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

This category is for the musician or engineer who has a keen interest in creating music, but does not earn a living by doing so.

The APRS welcomes all members with a desire to be part of the recording industry’s professional association and is keen to encourage all newcomers.

These benefits accompany this category:

  • Technical advice via general email discussion group
  • Quarterly Bulletin/APRS Update e-newsletter
  • Attendance at APRS social events
  • Basic listing on website
£56.50 + VAT per year

OVERSEAS ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

This category is for Non-UK based companies and individuals.

The APRS welcomes all overseas members with a desire to be part of the Association.

These benefits accompany this category:

  • Technical advice via general email discussion group
  • Quarterly Bulletin/APRS Update e-Newsletter
  • Attendance at APRS social events
  • Basic listing on website
£105.00 per year

INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP

This category is open to Professionals and Freelancers, including

  • The professional music maker who earns a living from the recording industry and is working in their own creative environment. You generally do not hire out your studio or recording equipment to third parties, but use it for your purposes only.
  • Individuals who work either full-time, part-time or as a freelancer in post-production, music recording studios, education/training, etc.

All benefits of Associate membership apply plus:

  • Access to “members only” section of website
  • Use of Benefit Provider services at special APRS rate. (Legal, Insurance, Shipping, Hotel & Travel, Marketing/PR)
  • Croner Consulting Business Support Helpline access
  • Terms & Conditions/Booking Form
  • Representation at UK and Overseas trade exhibitions
  • Uploading new music which can be accessed by A&R people

£123.50 + VAT per year

mpg.png If you are a Full individual member of the Music Producers Guild you are entitled to a 50% discount on your membership of the APRS.

RECIPROCAL HALF-PRICE OFFER TO FULL MPG INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS: £60.00 + VAT per year

AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP
This category is available to all those in related industries

Membership provides all the benefits of Individual membership, plus:

  • Use of Benefit Provider services at special APRS rate. (Legal, Insurance, Shipping, Hotel & Travel, Marketing/PR)
  • Croner Consulting Business Support Helpline access
  • Terms & Conditions/Booking Form
  • Representation at UK and Overseas trade exhibitions
  • Uploading new music which can be accessed by A&R people

£310.00 + VAT per year

COMPANY MEMBERSHIP

This category is open to (with 5 or less employees)

  • Studios
  • equipment and consumable manufacturers
  • suppliers & distributors
  • post production facilities/providers
  • mastering, duplicating and authoring providers
  • education & training course providers (non-JAMES Accredited)
  • affiliated industries (PR & Marketing, recruitment, trade publications etc).

Membership provides all the benefits of Individual membership, plus:

  • Use of Benefit Provider services at special APRS rate. (Legal, Insurance, Shipping, Hotel & Travel, Marketing/PR)
  • Croner Consulting Business Support Helpline access
  • Terms & Conditions/Booking Form
  • Representation at UK and Overseas trade exhibitions
  • Uploading new music which can be accessed by A&R people

£380.00 + VAT per year

FULL CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP

This category is open to (with 6 employees or more)

  • Commercial recording facilities
  • Film, TV and Video audio post facilities
  • Equipment and consumable manufacturers, suppliers & distributors
  • Mastering, Duplicating and Authoring facilities
  • JAMES Accredited education and training course providers.

All benefits of Company membership, plus:

  • Website link
  • Use of APRS logo on stationery & promotional material
  • Full voting rights
  • Eligible to purchase APRS plaque (choice of design)
  • Detailed listing on APRS website
  • Access to all email discussion groups
  • Ability to set-up new email discussion groups
  • Comprehensive attendance at trade shows (subject to availability)
  • Regular H&R email update
  • Regular industry news updates
  • Membership certificate

£437.50 + VAT per year

CORPORATE SUSTAINING MEMBERSHIP

This category is for Companies or Individuals who wish to support the APRS and the industry it represents over and above the basic membership fee

All the benefits of benefits of Full Corporate membership, plus other benfits including:

  • A higher profile on the APRS web site
  • A more detailed listing in our online, searchable membership directory
  • A higher profile in quarterly Bulletin publications/APRS Update e-Newsletter
  • Priority booking at Special Events

From £590.00 + VAT per year
Click here to contact us regarding Corporate sustaining membership

BENEFIT PROVIDER MEMBERSHIP
This category is open to businesses providing specialist services and products at discounted rates for APRS members, including:

  • Freight forwarders/Exhibition shipping
  • Travel
  • Accountants
  • Insurance
  • Legal
Benefits of membership include:

*    High profile searchable, detailed listing on the APRS web site, including logo and link
*    High profile on back cover of quarterly Bulletin, including logo and contact details
*    Promotion at trade shows
*    Attendance at APRS social events
*    Invitation to co-organise a special event to promote the company's products and services
*    Insert in quarterly Bulletin (subject to max weight)

£515 + VAT a year

 
 

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