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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
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 at 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:
Write music with a pen on the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet, and quickly add and edit notes with a tap of the pen
Streamline collaboration by using the new Annotate feature to add notes, edits, and instructions directly on the score for others to review
Interact with scores intuitively using multi-touch gestures like pinch-zoom
Get up and running faster than ever with a simplified activation process
Work faster and see more detail with the updated Windows interface
Availability and Pricing
The new Sibelius will be available in Q2 2015 in the following options:
Sibelius monthly subscription (one-month license subscription with updates)—$24.99/month, €19 Ex-VAT/month, £22.80 In-VAT/month
Sibelius annual subscription (12-month license subscription with updates)—$239, €219 Ex-VAT, £190.80 In-VAT
Perpetual license for Sibelius (includes 12 months of updates)—$689, €639 Ex-VAT, £550.80 In-VAT
Sibelius upgrade (from a single-user license of a previous version of Sibelius)—$89, €79 Ex-VAT, £70.80 In-VAT
Sibelius crossgrade (from Finale, Encore, Mosaic, or Notion)—$199, €189 Ex-VAT, £154.80 In-VAT
Sibelius for Education* (available for students and teachers)—perpetual license with updates: $299, €279 Ex-VAT, £238.80 In-VAT; annual subscription: $99, €89 Ex-VAT, £82.80 In-VAT
Sibelius for Education Institution licenses* (multi-seat licenses may be purchased from an Avid Authorized Reseller)
* Academic versions of the software require verification of academic eligibility.
Through Avid Everywhere™, Avid delivers the most open and efficient media platform, connecting content creation with collaboration, asset protection, distribution, and consumption. Avid’s preeminent customer community uses Avid’s comprehensive tools and workflow solutions to create, distribute and monetize the most watched, loved and listened to media in the world—from prestigious and award-winning feature films to popular television shows, news programs and televised sporting events, and celebrated music recordings and live concerts. With the most flexible deployment and pricing options, Avid’s industry-leading solutions include Media Composer®, Pro Tools®, Avid NEXIS®, MediaCentral®, iNEWS®, AirSpeed®, Sibelius®, Avid VENUE™, Avid FastServe™, Maestro™, and PlayMaker™. For more information about Avid solutions and services, visit www.avid.com, connect with Avid on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, or subscribe to Avid Blogs.
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