Ten years ago, on October 1st 1996, the Accordions Worldwide site was opened after many months of preparation by a team of people, to include the Accordion Yellow Pages, many hundreds of pages of history, information and articles about the accordion, and for the Opening Day, the first “The Squeeze” accordion news.
The news was going to be monthly, but changed immediately to weekly with all issues kept online permanently published - very popular reading today, and grew from one language to 7 languages:
It is a measure today of just how fast technology has changed the world, that when I first asked Holda Paoletti-Kampl to visit all the accordion factories in Castelfidardo seeking advertising, only one factory had email and none had an internet site. What a MASSIVE change in the world of the accordion in just 10 years! We celebrate elsewhere in the coming weeks our first client – Borsini Accordions.
Since Accordions Worldwide started, readership has grown strongly and now, over 50,000 interested accordionists come to our group of websites each week. Broadcasting to so many accordionists was a dream 10 years ago and the numbers continue growing strongly.
There has been an updated Accordions Worldwide history written, and I hope you will enjoy it. Mostly, thank you to all our advertisers, readers and fr