Association of American Publishers (AAP) The Association of American Publishers is the principal trade association of the U.S. book and journal publishing industry. AAP’s some 300 members include commercial, educational and professional publishers, as well as independent and non-profit publishers, university presses and scholarly societies. AAP members publish hardcover and paperback books in every field, educational materials for the elementary, secondary, postsecondary, and professional markets, scholarly journals, computer software, and electronic products and services. The protection of intellectual property rights, the defense of the freedom to read and the freedom to publish at home and abroad, and the promotion of reading and literacy are among the Association’s priorities.  For more information, visit


The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) is the U.S. association exclusively dedicated to serving the business and public affairs needs of companies that publish computer and video games for video game consoles, personal computers, and the Internet.

ESA offers a range of services to interactive entertainment software publishers including a global anti-piracy program, business and consumer research, government relations and intellectual property protection efforts. ESA also owns and operates E3. 

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The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) The Independent Film & Television Alliance (formerly AFMA) is the global trade association of the independent motion picture and television programming industry.  Headquartered in Los Angeles , the organization represents and provides significant entertainment industry services to more than 160 member companies from 22 countries, consisting of independent production and distribution companies, sales agents, television companies, studio-affiliated companies, and financial institutions engaged in film finance.  Forty percent of the Independent Film & Television Alliance’s membership and thirty percent of the association’s board of directors are from outside the U.S. Collectively, the Independent Film & Television Alliance’s members produce more than 400 independent films and countless hours of television programming each year and generate more than $4 billion in distribution revenues annually.  For more information, please visit


The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)  The Motion Picture Association of America, along with its international counterpart the Motion Picture Association (MPA), serves as the voice and advocate of six of the largest producers and distributors of filmed entertainment. Founded in 1922 as the trade association for the American film industry, the MPAA/MPA has broadened its mandate over the years to represent a diverse and expanding motion picture industry. Today, the association represents not only the world of theatrical film, but also major producers and distributors of entertainment programming for television, cable, satellite, home video, and online platforms. As its principal mission, the MPAA/MPA champions a healthy, thriving film and television industry by engaging in a variety of legislative, policy, education, technology and law enforcement initiatives. These efforts range from safeguarding intellectual property rights to using technology to expand consumer entertainment choices, to championing free and fair trade agreements and a secure future for artistic freedom of expression. For more information, please visit


 National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) The National Music Publishers’ Association is the largest U.S. music publishing trade association with over 2500 members. Its mission is to protect, promote, and advance the interests of music’s creators. The NMPA is the voice of both small and large music publishers, the leading advocate for publishers and their songwriter partners in the nation’s capital and in every area where publishers do business. The goal of NMPA is to protect its members’ property rights on the legislative, litigation, and regulatory fronts. In this vein, the NMPA continues to represent its members in negotiations to shape the future of the music industry by fostering a business environment that furthers both creative and financial success. The NMPA has remained the most active and vocal proponent for the interests of music publishers in the U.S. and throughout the world, a continuing tradition of which the association is very proud. Visit


Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is the trade organization that supports and promotes the creative and financial vitality of the major music companies. Its members are the music labels that comprise the most vibrant record industry in the world. RIAA® members create, manufacture and/or distribute approximately 85% of all legitimate recorded music produced and sold in the United States.

In support of this mission, the RIAA works to protect the intellectual property and First Amendment rights of artists and music labels; conduct consumer, industry and technical research; and monitor and review state and federal laws, regulations and policies. The RIAA® also certifies Gold®, Platinum®, Multi- Platinum™ and Diamond sales awards as well as Los Premios De Oro y Platino™, an award celebrating Latin music sales.

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July 2014

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