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MIDI In China

MIDI has grown in importance in China as Chinese companies expand in both domestic and overseas markets

The MIDI Association is tasked with promoting and managing MIDI specification for MIDI in every country in the world except Japan where the Association Of Music Electronics Industry (AMEI) is responsible for MIDI.

Thanks to the leadership of Yitian Zhao, CEO of CME PRO, MIDI Association Executive Board members and Vice President of the Chinese Musical Instrument Association and Joe Zhang of Medeli and Technical Standards Board member, the number of MIDI Association Chinese members has grown significantly in the past three years.

Recently our Chinese MIDI Association companies worked to put together a video about MIDI in China for the 40th Anniversary of MIDI.

You can click on the Youtube above to watch the 1 minute shortened version or click on the link below to view the full 11 minute version.

The MIDI Association and Music China

For many years now we have partnered with Music China, the world’s largest musical instrument trade show which is usually held in October in Shanghai.

However for the past several years during the pandemic, our relationship has become even stronger as we helped to host virtual events and bring MIDI Innovation Award contestants to Chinese musicians.

We also worked together on some big initiatives like the Chinese Musical Instrument Association’s Future Music Technology Committee ( 中国乐器协会未来音乐科技专委会)

The goals of CMIA’s Future Music Technology Committee are to:

  • Develop Chinese members of The MIDI Association
  • Encourage Chinese members to participate in the development of MIDI standards
  • Promote and popularize MIDI application in China
  • Support global MIDI members to develop the Chinese market

The Committee is made up of the current MIDI Association members from China which has already grown significantly in the last two years.

This new structure in CMIA will bring an increased focus to MIDI as MIDI is the Musical Instrument Digital Interface standard.


The MIDI Association promotes MIDI in China –  

The MIDI Association, Music China and the Chinese Musical Instrument Association cooperate together to promote MIDI in China In the past year, with the help of MIDI Association Exec Board member Yitian Zhao, CEO of CME and Technical Standards Board m


Music China 2021 and the Chinese Musical Instrument Association launch new MIDI Initiatives –  

This is a translation of an article on the Chinese Musical Instrument Association’s website. The original article is linked below. Music China is now scheduled for January 14-17, 2022.


Music China 2020 MIDI Technology Forum –  

Entering a New Era for Music and Musical InstrumentsThe Future of MIDI 2.0 Technology

Look for details on our plans for Music China 2023 in Shanghai coming soon.