Submissions open for the MIDI Innovation Awards 2024

Music Hackspace , The MIDI Association and NAMM have announced that the submissions for this year’s MIDI Innovation Awards are now open, with 2024 applicants invited to submit their entries into each of the event’s five categories. Now in its fourth year, the event provides musicians and inventors around the world with a unique opportunity to present their ideas on a global stage, as well as being in with a chance to win valuable prizes such as exhibition space at the 2025 NAMM Show, Music China 2024 and Synthfest Sheffield 2024, as well as significant support from The MIDI Association for the development of MIDI 2.0 prototypes.] Categories Open to individuals, artists and companies who work with MIDI to build innovative products or interactive experiences, the MIDI Innovation Awards are classified into five unique categories: Commercial Hardware Products Commercial Software Products Prototypes and non-commercial hardware products Prototypes and non-commercial software products Artistic/Visual Project or Installation “The MIDI Innovation Awards are particularly special to all of us at the MIDI Association — a real testament to the limitless possibilities when empowering technology like MIDI 2.0 is in the hands of imaginative artists and creators. We very much look forward to seeing what new innovations are in store this year.“ – Tim Carroll, President of The MIDI Association and CEO of Focusrite Group The MIDI Association say that they are currently assembling a jury that will represent the wider music industry and will include artists, engineers and innovators. Entries will be judged on four attributes: innovation, inspiring and novel qualities, interoperability and practical/commercial viability. “The MIDI Innovation Awards stand as a pivotal platform for independent developers, makers and artists, offering a path to worldwide acclaim, especially now with the expansive opportunities MIDI 2.0 brings.” – JB Thiebaut, CEO of Music Hackspace The MIDI Innovation Awards welcomes entries from, but not limited to: MIDI instruments, controllers, software, art installation, MIDI peripherals, I/O boxes, lighting systems, automated systems and more. Entries to the competition are open now, with applicants invited to submit their entries via the following link: “NAMM is proud to once again support the MIDI Innovation Awards. Since MIDI was launched at The NAMM Show 40 years ago, we have continued to be amazed at the innovation of companies and are excited to see where MIDI 2.0 takes us in the future.” – John Mlynczak, President and CEO of NAMM Sound On Sound are proud to be a Media Sponsor of this year’s Awards. More information can be found on The MIDI Association website.