I don’t know what I was doing on October 11, 2008. My calendar from that time is totally empty. But 3,500 miles away, we know what Daniel Spreadbury was doing on that day. He made a decision to start a blog — something, he said, that he “deliberated over…for a very long time before [he] finally decided to go ahead and do it.”
10 years later to the day, that decision is the reason you’re reading this now. Of course, a lot has changed in the past 10 years in so many ways. At the time, Daniel was the product marketing manager for Sibelius, and so the blog was known as Sibelius Blog from the time he started it until he handed it over to me in 2012, and it continued to be so until we re-launched in April 2017 as Scoring Notes (and we celebrated that 1-year anniversary earlier this year).
That’s why you’ll see a preponderance of Sibelius tips and news here if you go searching before 2013. Of course, things looked a bit different then:
When we started covering other products on this blog several years ago in addition to Sibelius, it was disorienting for some readers at first, especially to read about those products against which Sibelius was directly competing. But this blog has always been independent of any company, and in time readers understood how the blog was evolving to provide thorough and unbiased reviews, news, tips, and more about music notation software and related technology. I’ve welcomed the role the blog plays in our community — a role that is ever increasingly made possible by our expert contributors from around the globe, without whom I couldn’t keep up on all of the exciting developments.
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