COALITION OF ENTERTAINMENT RETAIL TRADE ASSOCIATIONS (CERTA)

The members of the Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations (CERTA) collectively represent approximately 1,500 retailers and exhibitors, who operate more than 35,000 theatres, video and video game stores, music stores, online music sites, and other retail establishments that offer entertainment products and who employ more than 750,000 people. CERTA members are:

Digital Media Association (DiMA)

In Washington D.C. and globally, the Digital Media Association (DiMA) helps ensure a healthy environment for digital media businesses and their creative and consumer partners. As the trade association for the leading providers of online media, our mission is to support our industry before Congress and policymakers, and to coordinate industry-to-industry activities, licensing negotiations, and promotional efforts.

Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA)

The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) is the not-for-profit international trade association dedicated to advancing the interests of the $35 billion home entertainment industry. EMA member companies operate approximately 35,000 retail outlets in the U.S. and 45,000 around the world, that sell and/or rent DVDs and computer and console video games and digitally distributed versions of these products. Membership comprises the full spectrum of retailers (from single-store specialists to multi-line mass merchants, and both brick and mortar and online stores), distributors, the home video divisions of major and independent motion picture studios, video game publishers and other related businesses that constitute and support the home entertainment industry. EMA was established in April 2006 through the merger of the Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA) and the Interactive Entertainment Merchants Association (IEMA).

National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM)

Established in 1958, the Marlton, NJ-based National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) is a not-for-profit trade association that advances the promotion, marketing, distribution, and sale of music by providing its members with a forum for diverse meeting and networking opportunities, information, and education to support their businesses, as well as advocating for their common interests. The Association's membership includes retailers, wholesalers, distributors, record labels, multimedia suppliers, entertainment service providers, and suppliers of related products and services, as well as individual professionals and educators in the music business field. Our retail members operate 7,000 storefronts that account for almost 85 percent of the music sold in the U.S. market.

National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO)

Combining two trade associations and formally incorporated in 1948, the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) is the largest exhibition trade organization in the world, representing more than 29,000 movie screens in all 50 states and additional cinemas in more than 40 countries worldwide. NATO's membership includes the largest cinema chains in the world and hundreds of independent theatre owners. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., with a second office in North Hollywood, California, NATO represents its members in the heart of the nation's capital as well as the center of the entertainment industry. From these vantage points, NATO helps exhibition influence federal policy-making and work with movie distributors on all areas of mutual concern, from new technologies to legislation, marketing, and First Amendment issues.