The MIDI Association has declared its second annual ‘May is MIDI Month’ membership and donation drive.
The Association says: ‘May is MIDI Month is a celebration of MIDI for the entire MIDI community: companies making MIDI products, the press/media, and musicians and artists who regularly use MIDI. MIDI connects products from different companies together and also connects creative people from around the world’.
As Platinum Sponsors, Ableton, IK Multimedia, Native Instruments, Roland, ROLI, Sweetwater, and Yamaha have committed to matching up to $2000 in individual TMA member donations in May.
Gold Sponsors including Analog Devices, Art & Logic, Bome, Moog Music, Melodics, and Keith McMillan Instruments have committed to matching up to $1000.
MIDI Association member musicians and artists are being asked to donate directly to the May Is MIDI Month goal of $2000 in individual donations at https://www.midi.org/fundraising. Matching donations from our sponsors will multiply that to $22,000. The funds raised will be used to improve TMA member services and develop interactive content to explain new MIDI specifications like the new MIDI 2.0 protocol.
‘The MIDI.org website is the definitive source for MIDI instructional materials, including tutorials. videos, and specifications. Traffic to the MIDI.org web site exploded in January, 2019 with over 117,009 unique hits to an article announcing MIDI 2.0 prototyping’.