Musikmesse Frankfurt is an international fair regarding the music industry, and takes place in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.. In 2012 68,587 visitors and 1,512 exhibitors from 51 countries were counted. Despite an exhibitor drop to 1,384 in 2013 the number of visitors went up to 70,863. On the fair itself musical instruments, software and hardware from the musical environment and further accessories are being introduced.
The fair was first introduced in 1980. It is generally held in the first quarter of the year for four days. The first two days are reserved for the business audience, while the last two days are accessible for everyone.
In 2013 the fair was held from 10 to 13 April. A playable and oversized tuba with a measure of 2,05 metres and weighing of 50 kg was displayed, which was first shown in 2012 in the musical instrument museum in Markneukirchen.
In 2016 the fair took place from 7 to 10 April. For the first time the Musikmesse festival took place in the framework of the Musikmesse. It was spread over Frankfurt's pubs and provided musical entertainment.
Award shows during the fair
- PRG LEA – Live Entertainment Award
- Frankfurter Musikpreis
- Deutscher Musikinstrumentenpreis
- Musikmesse International Press Award (MIPA)
- Deutscher Pianistenpreis
- Musikeditionspreis Best Edition
- PPVMEDIEN Leser-Awards
- Europäischer SchulmusikPreis 2013
- www.drums.de Musik Fach-Award
On the main stage, the Agora Stage, every thirty minutes a new act presents music or product demonstrations on two levels at all days. International artists perform music in all facets.
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