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.