MakeMusic, Inc. (NASDAQ: MMUS) is the recipient of a Minnesota Tekne Award for Finale SongBook™, the free iPad app that allows musicians to view, print, and play music anywhere.
The Tekne Awards honor those who play a significant role in discovering new technologies that educate, improve lifestyles and impact the lives and futures of people living in Minnesota and all over the world. On November 1, in a ceremony at the Minneapolis Convention Center, the Minnesota High Tech Association (MHTA) presented awards in fifteen categories to recognize the best and brightest in technological innovation, development, commercialization and management in Minnesota.
MakeMusic’s Finale SongBook won the Mobile & Communication Technologies Award, which honors innovation in mobile applications and electronic communication.
“We are honored to receive the Tekne Award for our Finale SongBook app,” said Karen VanDerBosch, MakeMusic’s acting chief executive officer. “For 25 years, MakeMusic has leveraged technology to transform how music is composed, taught, learned, and performed around the world. This recognition of Finale SongBook highlights our commitment to meet tomorrow’s musicians wherever they go, to mobile platforms and beyond.”Finale SongBook is available, for free, from Apple’s iTunes Store, with additional information at www.finalemusic.com/songbook. Learn more about the Tekne Awards at their website: http://www.tekneawards.org. 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.