Those contemplating upgrading to Sibelius 7.5 from Sibelius 6 or earlier, whether for its new features or for more practical reasons like file compatibility with others, might do well to look into some bargains being offered online at the moment.
If you are currently using Sibelius 6 or earlier, you can buy Sibelius 7 now and receive a complimentary upgrade to version 7.5 when it’s available.
Buying the Sibelius 7 upgrade directly from Avid will cost $150, whether as a download or shippable box. The Sibelius 7.5 upgrade, when available, will also cost $150.
But a quick check of four US authorized resellers revealed pricing in the $120 range:
Who doesn’t like 20% off? You’ll have the added benefit of having both Sibelius 7 and Sibelius 7.5, should you need one or the other for a particular project.
If you already have Sibelius 7, the upgrade to 7.5 will cost $50, presumably available as a download from Avid when the software is available later this month (Avid hasn’t yet given a precise date).
I didn’t check other countries’ sites to see if similar pricing was available, but if you’re outside the US, feel free to post your findings in the comments.