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MakeMusic acquires Weezic; web-based SmartMusic planned

July 9, 2015

MakeMusic acquires Weezic, a Paris-based startup, in order to incorporate its web-based interactive learning music software into the SmartMusic product line, and to open a European outpost.

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A modest proposal for a Sibelius app store

July 7, 2015

A concept for a place where users can discover add-ons, purchase plug-ins, sound sets and more, with installation and updates automatically managed all from directly within Sibelius.

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Summer reading list, Sibelius blog style

July 3, 2015

We’re heading to the beach for a few days. If you’re doing the same, or just taking it easy on your porch, bring along this summer reading list to get up to speed on the year’s news to date.

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Recent appearances: SoundNotion, NYU/ASCAP film workshop, MOLA

June 29, 2015

An extensive chat with the SoundNotion team about music notation news, and reflections on presentations at the NYU/ASCAP film scoring workshop and the MOLA annual conference.

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An interview with Ben Finn, co-founder of Sibelius [Part 2 of 2]

June 25, 2015

In part 2 of this two-part interview, Sibelius co-founder Ben Finn speaks to us about selling Sibelius to Avid, events after the sale, marketplace developments, and the state of the field today.

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An interview with Ben Finn, co-founder of Sibelius [Part 1 of 2]

June 23, 2015

In part 1 of a two-part interview, Sibelius co-founder Ben Finn speaks to us about the early days of Sibelius, evolving the software, and growing the company into the market leader.

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Sibelius 8 is here: The new Sibelius looks a lot like the old one

June 18, 2015

The “new” Sibelius is now available alongside new perpetual and subscription license plans. The version number is Sibelius 8.0, but how does it compare to major releases of years past, and should you upgrade?

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Sibelius 8 appears in retail catalog and web site

June 15, 2015

Although Sibelius 8 hasn’t officially been released by Avid yet, the popular music retailer Sweetwater has begun to offer it in its music retail catalog and web store.

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Neuratron releases PhotoScore 8, including NotateMe for desktops

June 11, 2015

Neuratron has released PhotoScore & NotateMe Ultimate 8, an upgrade to its music scanning and recognition software that brings the NotateMe handwriting app to the desktop for the first time.

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Roundup: NotePerformer 1.5, NotateMe 3; Klinger workshops

June 8, 2015

Start your day with news about the NotePerformer 1.5.0 update, learn about the new features in NotateMe 3, and check out some summer workshops from veteran music technology instructor Mike Klinger.

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