MakeMusic, Inc. (NASDAQ: MMUS) today announced the release of Finale 2012b, a free, downloadable update for all owners of Finale 2012, the world standard in music notation software. Broader in scope than previous free updates, this release also includes new features that offer additional motivation for existing customers to upgrade.

Features new to 2012b include automatic range checking, a new Finale Lyric font to improve legibility of lyrics (even on tablet devices), the ability to export EPUB-compatible files (viewable on most tablet devices) and more. Finale 2012b also contains dozens of refinements that directly address both recent and long-standing customer requests.

“Finale 2012b features the most-requested enhancements from our users,” said Justin Phillips, MakeMusic senior product manager. “As the world leader in notation products for nearly 25 years, MakeMusic continues to listen to customers and provide timely updates to the Finale family of products. Customers who take advantage of these upgrades are provided with free telephone and online support which further demonstrate MakeMusic’s powerful commitment to help artists realize their dreams to create and share music.”

Finale 2012b downloads and additional information can be found at

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

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