Avid Technology, Inc.
Apr 11, 2015

Avid Announces New Sibelius Music Notation Software With Flexible Licensing and Powerful Workflow Enhancements

The World's Most Popular Music Composition Software Delivers on Avid Everywhere for Audio, Giving Composers More Choice Over How They Acquire and Use Their Tools, Create Music Scores, and Collaborate With Others

LAS VEGAS, April 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NAB (Booth #SU902) -- Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced the next generation of Sibelius®, the world's best-selling music composition and notation software. Delivering on the commitment to customer choice that is a key element of Avid Everywhere™, Sibelius introduces affordable licensing and subscription options that give customers greater flexibility in how they acquire and use the software. The release also offers new workflow features and brings Sibelius onto the Avid MediaCentral™ Platform, helping composers connect with consumers more powerfully, efficiently, collaboratively, and profitably.

"Top composers, arrangers, and publishers have helped make Sibelius the most proven and trusted music notation software in the world," said Chris Gahagan, senior vice president of Products and Technology, Avid. "With the new release of Sibelius on the Avid MediaCentral Platform, customers can access the software in more affordable ways than ever, and enjoy powerful new workflow features that enable them to express their creativity in brand new ways, whether composing for a live performance, movie, television, media entertainment, or in the classroom."

Customers can now choose to access Sibelius through affordable monthly and annual subscriptions, purchase the software outright, or manage multiple copies with Sibelius network licensing. All options include an Avid upgrade plan, enabling customers to stay current with the latest version of Sibelius and get Avid Standard Support, with access to 24x7 expert help whenever, wherever, and however they need it. These flexible options make it easy for anyone to gain access to the same proven tools professional composers use.

Because Sibelius is now on the Avid MediaCentral Platform, it enables users to seamlessly integrate into any music, movie, or television production workflow. After scores are composed in Sibelius, they can be easily moved to industry-standard Pro Tools® to build cues to picture. Scores can be printed or shared with musicians digitally using the Avid Scorch® app for iPad. And composers can sell their work by delivering scores to music publishers for worldwide sale using the new Sibelius | Cloud Publishing technology.

The latest Sibelius also introduces innovative new features that enhance the creative process, enabling composers to: 

 Availability and Pricing

The new Sibelius will be available in Q2 2015 in the following options:

* Academic versions of the software require verification of academic eligibility.

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 FacebookInstagramTwitterYouTube, LinkedIn, or subscribe to Avid Blogs.

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