The predecessor of China Mass Music Association is China light music society. In order to meet the needs of the development of modern society, in October 2006, with the approval of the Ministry of civil affairs and the Ministry of culture, the former China light music society was officially changed into China Mass Music Association. In accordance with the requirements of the general plan for decoupling trade associations, chambers of Commerce and administrative organs (ZBF  No. 39) issued by the central office and the state office, and the notice on doing well in the pilot work of decoupling national trade associations, chambers of Commerce and administrative organs (MF  No. 150) issued by the Ministry of civil affairs and the national development and Reform Commission, the Commission, as the second batch of pilot units for decoupling trade associations, completed each in July 2017 Decoupling tasks. After decoupling, the registration administration organ of the association is the Ministry of civil affairs, and the leading organ of Party construction is the working committee of the central and state organs.
The China Mass Music Association unites the professionals engaged in mass music activities nationwide, protects the legitimate rights of the industry, strengthens the self-discipline of the industry, standardizes the industry behavior, actively develops the mass music industry with Chinese characteristics, and serves the members, the industry and the society. At present, the association has gradually established a comprehensive business system involving mass music creation, performance, theoretical research, education, publishing, publicity, market, domestic and foreign exchanges.