Corporate membership is open to any commercial entity that designs, develops, or produces products that use MIDI technology. This includes platform/OS developers like Apple, Google and Microsoft, and musical instrument and software companies (such as Ableton, Make Music, Mark Of The Unicorn, Native Instruments, Nektar, Roland, Roli, Steinberg, Yamaha, etc.).
The MIDI Association corporate members pay membership dues based on annual revenue - smaller companies pay $600 a year and the largest companies (Apple, Google and Microsoft) pay $20,000. Each member has one vote on all decisions regarding specifications and the election of Executive Board and Technical Standards Board members.
Corporate members develop and vote on new MIDI specifications, have access to proprietary software tools for MIDI 2.0 product development and can apply for logo licenses trademarked by the MIDI Association.
Individual membership in the MIDI Association is free to musicians, artists, educators, retail salespeople, DIY/Arduino enthusiasts, DJs, game developers, and sound designers. MIDI Association individual members can download the adopted MIDI specifications, receive the MIDI Message newsletter, access MIDI Association tutorials and webinars and enjoy all the benefits of The MIDI Association, other than those that are exclusive to corporate members.
MIDI has been connecting products and people for decades and the MIDI 2.0 specification is once again poised to drive innovation in the music production industry—as MIDI 1.0 has done since 1983.
With the adoption of MIDI 2.0, there are now many new benefits to joining the MIDI Association as a corporate member.
Membership is based on annual revenues and every MIDI Association corporate member has an equal vote in elections for the MIDI Association Executive Board and Technical Standards Board and on adoption of new MIDI Specifications.
Here is a short list of new MIDI Association corporate member benefits:
The MIDI Association corporate members include innovative digital musical instrument technology companies including Apple, Microsoft, Korg, Roland, Yamaha, Ableton, Native Instruments, IK Multimedia, CME, Ringway, and Medeli. Member dues are based on annual revenue and range from $600-$20,000. A majority of MIDI Association corporate member companies are smaller innovative companies with annual revenues less than $1 million who pay $600 in annual dues. The MIDI Association is a member driven organization. Each company’s vote on adoption of MIDI standards and election of MIDI Association officers is equal so a brand-new MIDI start-up has the exact same voting power as some of the world’s largest companies who also participate as corporate MIDI Association members.
We are excited about the future of MIDI 2.0 and we encourage you to become a part of the MIDI 2.0 revolution today.
MIDI Association Corporate Member Levels are based on annual revenue.
The MIDI Association is the official source of MIDI technology specifications. Compliance with MIDI Association Specifications and Recommended Practices enables thousands of products from hundreds of companies to interoperate. Companies wishing to take part in the development of new MIDI Specifications must be Corporate Members of the MIDI Association and abide by our confidentiality and IP policies. All Regular Members receive early access to new Specifications, can contribute to them, and can vote in MIDI Association corporate member elections.
Note: As a general policy MMA does not disclose what is being addressed or discussed by our members until consensus has been reached. This policy is necessary because premature disclosure can create market confusion and reduce interoperability. However, some disclosure is necessary for manufacturers/developers to evaluate participating in MMA, so the following is an overview of the topics currently being discussed:
Current Projects (2021):
The MIDI Association produces the Specifications that make MIDI products work together. The Specifications define new MIDI Messages and new Recommended Practices for using MIDI Technology. Join the MIDI Association and use the links below to find and download all of the available MIDI Specifications and Recommended Practices.