Benefits of RPMDA Membership

Whether you’re a dealer, publisher, or supplier, large or small, full-line or print only, RPMDA welcomes you! Our association represents retailers, publishers, and distributors who share a passion for the print music industry. Being a part of RPMDA helps you stay informed about current trends and industry challenges, and enjoy the many benefits of membership.

General membership benefits:

  • Learn from the experience and knowledge of other members, and share your skills with them.
  • Stay informed about developments in business, government and education. RPMDA is actively involved with the important issues facing music retailers.

RPMDA Annual Convention

  • The RPMDA Annual Convention has been described as a master’s course in music business crammed into three days of educational seminars. Each year RPMDA members convene to learn, share, network and meet new friends. The collegiality between members is contagious and makes for a friendly business atmosphere where communication is open and respectful.
  • The RPMDA convention is the place where you can visit and place orders from your favorite vendors. There is no substitute for face-to-face interaction between you and your suppliers.
  • You can literally pay for your convention trip when you redeem coupon offers from RPMDA exhibitors, available exclusively to convention dealer attendees. Redeem the valuable coupons and recoup all or part of your convention expenses!
  • You’ll discover that doing business among friends is not only more enjoyable, it’s more profitable.


  • The RPMDA E-Newsletter is distributed quarterly every year. In it you will find updates on industry news, information on upcoming events, and guest entries on various topics that have to do with all things print.
  • RPMDA also maintains a backlog of past newsletters for your reference.

RPMDA Scholarship:

  • This annual award has been established by the Retail Print Music Dealers Association to encourage individuals working for print music retailers to further their education and professional development by attending the annual RPMDA convention. The award recognizes the career of Ed Adams, an independent sales representative, and his dedicated service to the print music industry. For more information and an application, download this document (pdf format).

401K Group Participation

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