MakeMusic, Inc. (NASDAQ: MMUS) today announced the release of Finale SongBook™, a free music app that enables iPad users to view, play and print electronic sheet music. SongBook leverages MakeMusic’s vast music notation expertise into the world of mobile applications.
Viewing music on an iPad empowers musicians to bring thousands of pieces of music to any practice, rehearsal, or performance. SongBook’s elegant, uncluttered interface is optimized for performance, leveraging all available real estate for music.
“Finale SongBook extends Finale’s dominance from the desktop to the mobile world,” said Karen van Lith, MakeMusic CEO. “It establishes a mobile platform on which we will build future products. Upcoming releases will expand MakeMusic’s revenue stream by offering additional features and premium content on a pay-per-title basis. With Finale SongBook as a foundation, MakeMusic is uniquely positioned to provide the most complete user experience for mobile musicians.”
In addition to viewing .PDF music files, SongBook is the only iPad app that directly supports files created by MakeMusic’s industry standard Finale family of music notation software. With these files Finale SongBook takes the iPad music experience to the next level by adding a “Play” button, allowing users to hear as well as see the music.Finale SongBook is available as a free download from the iTunes music store. Learn more about Finale SongBook at the Finale website and connect with fans via social networks from the Finale and SmartMusic Community pages. About MakeMusic, Inc.MakeMusic ®, Inc. is a world leader in music technology whose mission is to develop and market solutions that transform how music is composed, taught, learned and performed. For more than 20 years, Finale ® has been the industry standard in music notation software, enabling composers, arrangers, musicians, teachers, students and publishers to create, edit, audition, print and publish musical scores. MakeMusic is also the creator of SmartMusic ® education software that is transforming the way students practice. With SmartMusic, students and teachers have access to thousands of band, orchestra and vocal pieces allowing students to practice with background accompaniment and get immediate feedback on their performance. SmartMusic allows teachers to individualize instruction and document the progress of every student. The SmartMusic® Inbox™, an Android™ and Apple ® mobile application, provides additional access for teachers to review, grade and comment on student assignments. MusicXML™ is an Internet-friendly way to publish musical scores, enabling musicians to distribute interactive sheet music online and to use sheet music files with a wide variety of musical applications. Garritan™ sound libraries provide musicians with state-of-the-art virtual instruments with the playback quality of a live performance. Additional information about this Minnesota company can be found at www.makemusic.com. Cautionary Statements Certain statements found in this release may constitute forward-looking statements as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements reflect the speaker’s current views with respect to future events and include any statement that does not directly relate to a current or historical fact. Our forward-looking statements in this release relate to Finale SongBook establishing a mobile platform for future products and upcoming releases offering additional features and premium content on a pay-per-title basis. Forward-looking statements cannot be guaranteed and actual results may vary materially due to the uncertainties for MakeMusic include, but are not limited to: (i) our ability to successfully implement product development and growth initiatives; (ii) risks relating to turnover among key personnel; (iii) our ability to maximize the benefits of recent acquisitions; (iv) market acceptance of our products; (v) the impact of changing technology on our product upgrades; and (vii) those factors described from time to time in our reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission (including our Annual Report on Form 10-K). Investors should not consider any list of such factors to be an exhaustive statement of all of the risks, uncertainties or potentially inaccurate assumptions investors should take into account when making investment decisions. Shareholders and other readers should not place undue reliance on “forward-looking statements,” as such statements speak only as of the date of this release. We do not intend to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements.