Avid Technology, Inc.
Jan 23, 2014

Avid Continues Innovation of Proven and Trusted Music Notation Solutions With Sibelius 7.5 Software

Company Underscores Commitment to Helping Composers Create High-Quality Professional Scores, Quickly and Easily

ANAHEIM, Calif., Jan. 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NAMM (Hall A, Booth #6400) - Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced Sibelius® 7.5 software, continuing the development of the world's best-selling music composition and notation software. For composers, arrangers, music publishers, students, and educators, Sibelius 7.5 provides even more ways to express, accelerate, and promote creativity than ever before.

"With Sibelius 7.5, composers can create professional scores more quickly and deliver higher quality, inspiring content," said Chris Gahagan, senior vice president of products and services at Avid. "Sibelius continues to provide the fastest, smartest, easiest way for professionals and students to write music for live performance, film and television, and media entertainment."

Today's composers are under relentless pressure to turn around completed scores faster than ever before, as the complexity of projects continues to rise and deadlines become ever tighter. Sibelius 7.5 provides innovative new features that accelerate workflows, allowing composers to focus on the creative process and produce more compelling scores, more efficiently.

New features in Sibelius 7.5 include:

Availability and Pricing

Sibelius 7.5 will be available worldwide in February 2014. Pricing will be as follows:

About Avid

Through Avid Everywhere, Avid delivers the industry's most open, innovative and comprehensive media platform connecting content creation with collaboration, asset protection, distribution and consumption for the most listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world—from the most prestigious and award-winning feature films, music recordings, and television shows, to live concerts and news broadcasts. Industry leading solutions include Pro Tools®, Media Composer®, ISIS®, Interplay®, and Sibelius®. For more information about Avid solutions and services, visit www.avid.com, connect with Avid on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, Google+; or subscribe to Avid Blogs.

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