Musikmesse has released its visitor and exhibitor numbers for this year's show, showing a dip in attendance of more than 6,000.
This year's show attracted 68,587 visitors, a decline of 6,624 on last year's attendance of 75,211, continuing the trend from 2010 which saw 77,609 through the doors.
The combined attendance figure with Pro Light and Sound was 109,841, a slight increase on last year's 109,002. Indeed, Pro Light and Sound's attendance was up from 33,791 last year to 41,054 this year.
Detlef Braun, Member of the Executive Board of Messe Frankfurt commented: "That the Musikmesse concept is on the right track is shown by the increase in the proportion of exhibitors saying they had achieved their goals for the fair – the percentage of exhibitors rating the Musikmesse as having been ‘satisfactory to extremely satisfactory’ rose by one percentage point to 80 percent” added Braun.