London, October 5 2006 — Sibelius Software has walked away with the prestigious “Best Music Software” award for Sibelius 4 — their renowned music notation package — at the recent annual Music Industry Association Awards in London (MIA Awards). The awards are voted for by members of the whole music industry, including educators, suppliers, retailers, publishers and other associated companies.
“We’re thrilled at receiving this MIA award.” Says Jeremy Silver, MD of Sibelius Software. “It’s especially exciting as it is voted for by the MIA’s members themselves, who are the people that work closely with our customers on a day-to-day basis. We work hard to ensure that Sibelius 4 is the best music composition, notation and education program, so it’s really great to get this recognition.”
Justin Baron and Alison Kerr from Sibelius accepting the award from MIA President Rob Castle (Korg)
This award adds to a long list of accolades for Sibelius, including The Queen’s Award for Innovation, Editor’s Choice awards from many leading music magazines, Amazon’s Editor’s Pick award and numerous Parent’s Choice awards.
Sibelius has over 180,000 users across the world including composers, educators, students and arrangers. The company recently launched Groovy Music — a series of three programs for primary schools that were created using Sibelius’s deep understanding of music education. Groovy Music makes teaching music to 5-11 year-olds easy and fun and is fast becoming the No.1 choice for primary schools.
In addition, Sibelius run SibeliusMusic.com — the world’s No.1 site for downloading musical scores — and provides a whole range of software designed for teaching music at secondary level and beyond, including aural and music theory training products.
Sibelius was recently acquired by Digidesign, developers of the world-renowned Pro Tools audio production system. Digidesign are part of a wider group Avid Technology Inc., who are the worldwide leader in digital media creation solutions.