Our mission

The UK’s audio and radio industry membership organisation, which creates moments for learning, networking and celebration through partnership.

Who we are

We are the only cross sector portal/platform/destination that provides impartial news, information, advice, training, events and networking, which assist & enable new entrants to start their careers and existing practitioners to further develop theirs.

Who our Members are

We welcome all comers, from those who may just have a passing interest in the UK audio industry, to those who would like a career in it or who are already enjoying careers in what is a dynamic and rapidly changing industry.

The UK audio and radio industry is incredibly diverse. Members can work in Film, Television, Gaming, Streaming, Podcasting, Production and Radio. Careers vary from Sound Design, Audio Production, Marketing, Events, Sales, Legal, Presentation, Programming, Journalism to name just a few.

How Membership helps you

The Radio Academy helps you with ‘What’ you need to know, ‘Who’you need to know and ‘How’ to go about it. We also have some great added value benefits from our friends at ‘Perkbox’ to make life that bit more fun and affordable.

Memberships are available on a 12 month basis only [with an option to pay monthly if you prefer] and as you will see, there are 3 levels with increasing benefits packages. The Primary Membership @ £36 p.a., the Premium Membership @ £60 p.a. and the Platinum Membership at £84 p.a. If you work for one of our Patron organisations, you will automatically be eligible for our Primary Membership [please register with your work email address to activate] however, checkout the benefits of our Premium & Platinum packages and you’re welcome to upgrade.

Affiliate Membership

If you are a Sound Women member or volunteer at a station which is either a member of the HBA, SRA or CMA, or holds a current Ofcom community radio licence you qualify for FREE affiliate membership, please send an email to [email protected] telling us briefly what you do and for what station.

Primary Membership

£3 per month

Primary Membership package, the benefits include:

  • Access All Areas of - this includes all online training & tutorials etc.
  • Discounts on tickets to the programme of all ‘The Radio Academy presents….’ events and training courses.
  • Advance notice and priority allocation on tickets for all ’The Radio Academy presents’ programme
  • Advance notice and priority allocation on all Training Courses.
  • Eligibility for subsidised training and CPD initiatives.
  • Access permissions to the Forum.
  • Invitations to exclusive networking events.

Premium Membership

£5 per month

The Premium Package offers you all of the benefits of the Primary package plus a great range of benefits from our friends at perkbox, such as:

  • Hundreds of perks across hotels, shopping, dining, travel, gifts, experience days and many more
  • £5.50 cinema tickets any time, for your and your friends at Vue, Cineworld and Odeon
  • FREE wellness platform - Hundreds of videos on healthy eating, exercise, yoga, meditation and more!
  • 4% off Tesco and Sainsbury's and Amazon
  • 6% off everything on the high street shopping card, works at M&S, River Island, New Look, Curry's, Boots and many more
  • £75 average saving with Corporate Gym Membership rates at 2,600 gyms nationwide including the likes of Virgin Active, LA Fitness and independent locations nationwide
  • Up to 12 % off of Apple purchases

Platinum Membership

£7 per month

Platinum Membership package offers you all of the benefits of both the Primary & Premium packages plus additional benefits courtesy of perkbox, such as:

  • Free Tastecard (RRP £79.99) includes: 2 for 1 dining at over 7,000 UK restaurants including Pizza Express, Zizzi, La Tasca as well as thousands of independent retailers
  • Free mobile phone insurance, cover the latest phones against accidental damage, loss and theft!
  • Free breakdown cover
  • One free movie to download per month with Wuaki