Sibelius flogged to US software giantPublished: 5th Aug 2006, 22:11:20 | Permalink | Printable
Going for a songTop music notation software Sibelius was bought on the cheap this week by an American video editing giant. Avid Technology, who produce the Digidesign range of software, as well as the M-Audio selection of keyboards and microphones, snapped up Sibelius for £12.2 million.
Sibelius, created by the British Finn brothers, was first released for the Acorn Archimedes in 1993, and became extremely popular in classrooms in the UK - Sibelius 7 running on a RISC OS 5 Iyonix is pictured right. The Microsoft Windows and Apple Mac ports arrived around 1999, and there are 180,000 registered copies being used to date.
It is believed Avid will use Sibelius' popularity in education environments to push its existing line of creative software and hardware. Sibelius will at some point in the near future be bundled with Avid's existing products.
Avid buys Sibelius from The Register
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