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Avid Introduces Sibelius 8.1 Notation Software, Making it Even Easier to Create Beautiful, Accurate Music Scores

Latest Sibelius Version Includes the Customer Community’s Most Requested Features, Allowing Composers to Create the Highest-Quality Music Scores Quickly and Easily

ANAHEIM, Calif., Jan. 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NAMM (Hall A, Booth #6400) -- Avid® (NASDAQ:AVID) today announced new Sibelius 8.1 music notation software, helping composers to create beautiful, accurate, easy-to-read scores more effortlessly than ever. As part of a series of regular updates delivered through Avid All Access Plans, Sibelius 8.1 introduces several of the customer community’s top requests, demonstrating Avid’s commitment to listening to the needs of customers, a key tenet of Avid Everywhere™.

“Sibelius is the world’s best-selling music notation software, and we are committed to providing even greater value for customers through lower pricing, flexible licensing plans, new bundles, and regular feature updates,” said Dana Ruzicka, Vice President and Chief Product Officer at Avid. “The new Sibelius 8.1 introduces several top-requested features and key stability improvements, demonstrating our dedication to listening and responding to customer feedback.”

Sibelius music notation software offers sophisticated, yet easy-to-use tools that are proven and trusted by composers, arrangers, publishers, educators, and students alike. With the release of Sibelius 8.1, creating beautiful, accurate, easy-to-read scores is more effortless than ever.

  • Read and write music faster and easier with intelligent rests that automatically align with note flow
  • Create concise first, second, and third time bars for playback accuracy, eliminating manual correction
  • Export compositions as an MP3 audio file for faster file transfer that will not hit email size limits

Avid also announced updates to Sibelius | Cloud Publishing technology, including a new transpose feature and streamlined documentation for music publishers. These enhancements make it easier for publishers to implement the technology into their webstores, so they can offer customers an enhanced online experience. With a Sibelius | Cloud Publishing-enabled site, publishers can allow their customers to view, play, transpose, print, and purchase scores online using any current web browser or mobile device.

Whether customers choose to own, upgrade, or subscribe to Sibelius, their purchase comes with an Avid All Access plan, providing access to regular feature releases, stability improvements, and expert help for the duration of the plan or subscription.

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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. Media organizations and creative professionals use Avid solutions to create the most listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world—from the most prestigious and award-winning feature films, to the most popular television shows, news programs and televised sporting events, as well as a majority of today’s most celebrated music recordings and live concerts. Industry leading solutions include Pro Tools®, Media Composer®, ISIS®, Interplay®, ProSet and RealSet, Maestro, PlayMaker, and Sibelius®. For more information about Avid solutions and services, visit, connect with Avid on FacebookInstagram, TwitterYouTubeLinkedIn, or subscribe to Avid Blogs.

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