Layoffs and reorganization announced at MakeMusic

Updated 2:30 pm — Additional information from Beth Sorensen, MakeMusic’s vice president of products, at the end of this post. MakeMusic, Inc. yesterday announced a reorganization that includes some of the company’s most visible people. Justin Phillips, MakeMusic’s senior product manager and the company’s most outspoken and effective advocate leading up to the launch of […]

Dolet 6.3 for Sibelius improves MusicXML exporting

Amidst last week’s announcement about the release of Finale 2014, it may have been easy to overlook another announcement from MakeMusic that directly benefits Sibelius users. Dolet 6.3 for Sibelius, the plug-in that saves music in the MusicXML file interchange format, was also released on November 4, 2013. MusicXML is supported by more than 170 […]

Update on Sibelius and Mac OS X Mavericks

When Apple released OS X Mavericks (10.9) two weeks ago, Avid noted issues with Sibelius 7 and Mavericks regarding how fonts displayed in dialogs and with ReWire capability. Subsequently, several users reported that Sibelius was performing sluggishly on their Mavericks systems. While no solutions have yet been announced, Avid’s Sam Butler today has given a […]

Finale 2014 released; MakeMusic: “Others take music notation software development for granted”

Today MakeMusic released Finale 2014, the latest version of its flagship music notation program. Sporting the tagline “Own the Future,” MakeMusic is taking clear aim at Avid’s handling of Sibelius with their statement: “While others take music notation software development for granted, Finale is doubling down to provide you and your music a clear path […]