Facing COVID-19 Fears: Eight Out of Ten Americans Fear a Second Wave

A new survey from Ipsos/Axios had lots of interesting details about how Americans are feeling at this unique juncture in time, as states begin to reopen their economy, with a commensurate rise in cases of coronavirus. As many readers may … Continue reading

Rocky Mountain Audio Fest, A Popular High-End Event in October, is Canceled

The Gaylord Rockies Resort where the now-canceled RMAF 2020 was to take place [Click to enlarge] On Tuesday, promoters of the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest – a well respected and popular event for the high-end specialty audio segment – announced … Continue reading

With Original Event Canceled, IFA Now Says It Will Hold a New Live, In-Person Show in September

Promoter Says It Is Putting ‘Health and Safety First’ Saying they are putting “Health and Safety first,” IFA announces they have received the appropriate government approvals to hold a live, in-person trade show event in Berlin this coming September. The … Continue reading

Strata-gee’s COVID-19 Impact on Tech II Survey: What a Difference a Month Makes!

Now completed, Strata-gee’s COVID-19 Impact on Tech II Survey is a follow-up study to Strata-gee’s original survey, COVID-19 Impact on Tech. If you haven’t read those original results yet, I would suggest you start there by clicking on this link … Continue reading

Group of 20 Prominent Exhibitors Call on Producer of AXPONA to Cancel Event

Cites COVID-19 & Economic Hardship In an “Open letter to Joel Davis of JD Events,” a group of 20 prominent personalities in the high-end specialty audio industry – who are also contracted exhibitors – call on the producer of AXPONA … Continue reading

Fear Factor: Consumers’ Fear Suggests a Slow Recovery from Recession

[Photo: Juan Arredondo, New York Times] COVID-19 Recession: Will Rebound be a V…U…or W? The Coronavirus pandemic has hit America big time. With a head-spinning swiftness, the epidemic swept across the country with ruthless efficiency – first impacting densely populated … Continue reading

Stuck in COVID-19 Isolation? Country Music Star Says ‘Thank Goodness for Technology’

An astonishing 283 million Americans are stuck in some form of self-isolation or self-quarantine due to the fact that most states and cities have imposed a “Stay-at-Home” rule in the fight to snuff out the COVID-19 pandemic. This new reality … Continue reading

As Overall Economy Hit by COVID-19, Layoffs Hit Tech as Well

AudioQuest Announces Downsizing A relatively large number of readers and industry sources have reached out to Strata-gee with word of cutbacks and layoffs at various industry brands – as the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) takes its toll on the U.S. … Continue reading

New Study: Another Impact of COVID-19 – the Crash of Consumer Sentiment

Nearly 90% of Consumers Expect a Recession Because of COVID-19 New research conducted this month shows another major impact of COVID-19 Coronavirus – the crash of consumer sentiment. A statistically significant survey of a representative sample of all Americans has … Continue reading