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DMLA makes its mark by representing those who own, manage and license visual content. We advocate, inform, educate and connect visual media professionals

Joining your industry association should be easy and we've worked to streamline the process. Just click through the tabs below to access all the pertinent membership information.

Motion and Still Content Owners/Licensors
  • Creators
  • Stock Agencies
  • Production Companies
  • Museums
  • Art Institutes
  • Historical Societies
  • Corporations with Image Collections/Libraries
Industry Vendors
  • Software Providers
  • DAM Providers
  • Keywording Services
  • Business Consulting
Informed Individuals
  • Executives
  • Licensors
  • Creators

(Essentially anyone needing to stay informed on issues relating to content, rights, and licensing.)


Copyright Education

be prepared

ÜIn today's online, fast-paced sales environment ignorance is not an excuse, you need to be well informed on the subject of copyright and how it affects your business.
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Document Library

Legal forms and more

FOne of the best resources in the industry, our forms our constantly updated for our members by our legal counsel, Nancy Wolff.
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bringing you the business

LThe mega meta-search engine designed exclusively for image researchers and designers with over 169 million licensable stock images, from DMLA General members.
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Annual Conference

share and learn

👥Best educational conference in the industry plus the opportunity to network with your peers—it doesn't get better than this.
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championing our members' interests...

DMLA has taken the lead or supporting roles in many of the key legal, legislative, regulatory and judicial proceedings having to do with visual content rights and licensing. We often participate in judicial proceedings on behalf of our members including writing legal briefs. We also keep our members up-to-date on rights and licensing issue.

Get Connected

DMLA Provides access to the information needed to help your business grow and thrive

1Industry Networking
DMLA members are connected to all the movers and shakers in the industry. Great relationships start here.

2Save Time and Money
DMLA consistently brings the newest innovations to our members helping you streamline and expand your business, reducing time to market.

3What's Happening in the Industry
DMLA's blog instantly brings the latest news to you! We're in touch so you can be in touch.

Our Annual Conference is known for some of the best educational seminars in the industry. We bring you the information you need for the relevant issues facing our industry today.

General Member

General Membership includes voting privileges, DMLAsearch and is open to any individual or entity that:

  • Manages/owns a collection of images (motion or stills) made available for licensing and distribution
  • Signs off on the DMLA Code of Ethics as specified in the membership application form
  • Fulfills membership requirements as set by the Membership Committee, approved by the Executive Committee, and which are communicated to the membership

Cost: Varies by number of employees. See online application form or call for more information.

International Member

International Membership is open to any individual or entity that meets the requirements of General Membership but does not staff an office in the United States or Canada. International Members do not have voting rights.

Cost $565.00 USD

Associate Member

An Individual membership for photographers, buyers and others that would like to stay informed on the licensing of digital media Not a company level membership. The individual must not qualify for or work for a company that qualifies for another membership level. The individual does not operate a stock agency or represent content from other creators. The individual does not market a service to our membership. Will not be a voting member. Will not participate in DMLAsearch. Otherwise same benefits as other membership levels.

Cost $350.00 USD

Corporate Sponsorship

Corporate Sponsorship is open to any entity that serves or supports the content industry.

  • $2500 USD Includes Committee membership, one free attendee at one DMLA event, website link, and listing in DMLA promotional material.