Why Join AIR?

Thanks so much for your interest in AIR.

AIR offers a range of services and resources to support the individual maker, but our greatest asset is, however, a little hard to measure. Our members continually remind us that the most significant benefit of belonging to AIR is the intangible feeling of community they experience through the AIRdaily discussion list, mingles, and other AIR initiatives that bring our members together across the world. You can take a look at our more tangible benefits below. Feel free to send us an email at join@airmedia.org if you’d like to set up a time to talk about how AIR will benefit you. Looking to give the gift of AIR? Send a membership to that audio-lover in your life.

For more than 25 years AIR has helped to prepare thousands of audio creatives across the nation with the skill and confidence to lead the way to engaging more listeners, and to carry their inspiration to both traditional and emerging outlets. AIR also serves as an important advocate, representing media producers at decision-making tables throughout the industry.

AIR producers enjoy the following benefits:

  • Access to AIR’s “inner sanctum” — the AIRdaily 24/7 social/professional network. With this list you can solve your technical problems, find tape synchs, and share your joy/pain, your highs and lows.
  • Access to members-only live-streamed AIRstream Exchanges
  • Profile page in AIR’s Talent Directory, which is a destination resource for stations, networks, and other leading media acquisition groups
  • Scholarships and stipends for selected industry events.
    • New Voices Scholarships fund producers to attend the Third Coast Conference
    • Stipends are available to help AIRsters attend workshops “Hearing is Believing” or “Making it Sing” at the Duke Center for Documentary Studies
  • One-on-one professional mentoring and training intensives
  • Strategic consultation
  • Discounts on industry software and tools
  • Subscription to AIRblast, our weekly e-newsletter
  • Support for regional audio groups

AIR producers enjoy member discounts in partnership with the following organizations:

  • A 3-month trial of Hindenburg Journalist PRO (only once per member), the purchase of Hindenburg Journalist PRO at a discounted rate of $300, or an upgrade from Journalist to PRO at a discounted rate of $215. AIRsters may request access to the form by reaching out to an@airmedia.org.
  • 15% off radio storytelling workshops at Writing Pad.
  • 10% off at BSW.
  • 30% off membership to PRX’s Podcast Garage.
  • Discounted subscription to Current, the news service for and about public media.
  • Discounts to registration for industry events and gatherings.

Membership Payments:
Student: 1 year $45
Individual Producer: 1 year: $125 / 2 years: $225
Company/Station: Budgets more than $500,000: 1 yr: $320 / 2 yrs $576
Company/Station: Budgets less than $500,000 : 1 yr: $200 / 2 yrs $360
Network: 1 year: $2,000
Strategic Partner: $10,000 (Please contact us directly for more information.)

Two-year memberships enjoy a 10 percent discount.
Company/Stations with budgets under $500k may have two staff persons access all AIR benefits, including the AIRdaily.
Company/Stations with budgets over $500k may have three staff persons access all AIR benefits, including the AIRdaily.
Networks may have fifteen staff persons access all AIR benefits, including the AIRdaily.
Individual memberships are non-transferable.

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If your work is outside of the scope of AIR but are with us in spirit, please take a moment to make a contribution. Your generosity directly supports and strengthens the work of our members, and also advances the important service AIR provides to producers and to the media industry at large.

Need more? Contact us at join@airmedia.org.