Sibelius 7.0.1 update now available


We’ve today made available a minor update to Sibelius 7 that addresses some initial issues found in the product since it was released to manufacturing just over a month ago, and since its public release just under three weeks ago.

Sibelius 7.0.1 is available as a free, downloadable update for existing Sibelius 7 users. If you’re still using the 30-day trial version of Sibelius 7, you can also download and install the update to benefit from the fixes in this update.

This update addresses stability, performance and includes a good number of bug fixes. It’s recommended for all Sibelius 7 users. The complete list of fixes is quite extensive (we’ve fixed nearly 200 bugs in this update), so if you have some time on your hands, you can read it in full here.

Also included is an update for the Sibelius 7 Sounds sample library. Do be careful to only download and run the updater for Sibelius 7 Sounds if you already have the full library installed: if you’re running the trial version of Sibelius 7, for example, you definitely don’t need and should not install the Sibelius 7 Sounds update.

If you’re reading this on a different computer to that on which Sibelius 7 is installed, the simplest way to get the update is to open a score, open the File tab, choose the Help page, and click Check For Updates to be taken directly to the web site to download the update.

From today, the 30-day trial version available from the Sibelius web site has also been updated to Sibelius 7.0.1, so if you’ve been waiting for some initial wrinkles to be ironed out before jumping in, now’s a good time to get your feet wet.


  1. Sebastian Hahn

    I do wonder why Sibelius still clings to that old way of updating. As a Mac user I am used to opening an app and being reminded that there is an update waiting for download, and would I like to download and install it. Saves quite some time and effort. You don’t have to search for the correct version etc. How about implementing this after all these years (I’m in since Sibelius 1.4)…?

    1. Daniel Spreadbury

      Thanks for your feedback, Sebastian. Sparkle and other such updating engines used by lots of Mac applications are great, but they can’t handle delta updates, so we would have to make the whole 400MB application package available as an update, which is unnecessarily large. I’m sure one day we’ll have a more sophisticated updating mechanism available, but in the meantime we’re focusing our limited development resources on things that directly improve the way the software itself works.

  2. Wheat Williams

    And there was much rejoicing.

  3. Kristi

    Is there any connection to the release of Sibelius 7 and my own Sibelius 6 format crashing the same week? (I really liked Sib 6 :()

    1. Daniel Spreadbury

      There’s absolutely no connection. If you need help getting Sibelius 6 back up and running, get in touch with our tech support team. If you are unable to find the solution in our knowledge base, you can find options for contacting our technical support team via this page.

  4. Gudrun Erla Adalsteinsdottir

    I have sibelius 7,5 on Mac like to update now. I bought it.
    But now something is not working well enough.
    But now I’m willing to get a newer upgrade Actvation hope I can upgrade to 7.5

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