The Top Audio Video Show in Milan could be cancelled or postponed

Orchestra Pit | Editorial Clips
24.04.2013..

Orchestra Pit, my "editorial clips": nothing too serious or demanding, just a further opportunity to convey to you our passion.

 

 

 

After 25 years of great and memorable editions, the Top Audio Video Show, the biggest and most important Italian exhibition for audio, risks an inglorious stop. The news is unofficial, although online rumors give it for certain. In any case, we are waiting for an official confirmation.

The reasons are more than justified: on one hand an unlucky concurrence with the homologous IFA in Berlin, scheduled 6 through 11 September, which will forced many Italian manufacturers to a double somersault with double exhibitions - also budgetary - or to choose between the two.

On the other hand, a stagnant market, ours in particular, inside a generalized crisis, mostly in terms of current assets.

It is easy to say now that it has been too long that the foreign manufacturers, the real brands, and the foreign attendees were deserting the Top Audio show, that the exhibition would have had to "open" before risking the closure. The fact is that now, more than ever, we need new ideas, new business models and an ethic in pricing which considers that the reality, that one you are reading about, is always more online: "virtual", yes, but informed.

Maybe the Top Audio Show will be cancelled or postponed. For sure, it has to "reinvent itself", as always does the Hi-Fi enthusiast, the only one who "will never die".

So, long life to Top Audio Show, in whatever form it will or can affirm again.

 

 

 

 

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To keep up to date on these and other data of the musical market, download here the most recent Musicmetric Digital Music Index or browse directly on the Musicmetric website.

 

 

 

 

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