For a limited time you are allowed to import your music and account details from SibeliusMusic.com. Just click the import button on the left to get started.
Score Exchange will import your scores, parts and their associated files and information, along with your profile page and score catalogue. The import process might take some time to complete, this will happen automatically and we will email you to let you know that that your account has finished importing.
After your account has been imported you should check that the data has been transferred to Score Exchange correctly. You might also want to review your pricing options in light of the new printing regulations on Score Exchange.
SibeliusMusic.com was offered as part of the Sibelius 'package' to promote the software and allow users to share their music. Whilst retaining much of this idea, ScoreExchange.com is a business in its own right and is designed primarily to sell sheet music online. We are actively developing Score Exchange and have big, exciting plans for the future.
Due to the fact that buyers have unrestricted printing access you may wish to review your pricing information, especially regarding parts where previously buyers may have purchased more than one copy of a part.
Unlike SibeliusMusic.com, ScoreExchange.com is not an agency arranging sales directly between publishers and buyers. ScoreExchange.com is an online store. Buyers buy music from ScoreExchange.com and ScoreExchange.com buys music from publishers and resells it to the buyer. This simplifies the process for you as the publisher as you don't have to deal with the tax implications of selling to customers in many different countries, you are only selling to Score Exchange (which is a web site run by ADAP Solutions Ltd), a VAT registered, UK Ltd company.
As Score Exchange is not an agency, publishers never actually pay us anything. This means that we do not charge commission to publishers. If we were an agency (like SibeliusMusic.com) we would have to charge commission which may have also incurred a VAT charge which you might have to account for.
Instead, Score Exchange makes a profit by buying your music from you at a discounted price before reselling it to the buyer at the price that you specified when you uploaded your music. This makes the process much simpler for everybody. For more details about the selling process click here.
Score Exchange does not currently have the equivalent of a SibeliusMusic Store. There is therefore nothing to lose, no upfront monthly fee, just a better discount the more music you sell. You do still have a customisable profile page and score catalogue.
Some scores on Score Exchange play back using the wrong sound for some or all instruments when using Scorch playback. If you are the owner of the score you can fix this problem.
To fix this issue you need to simply open the score in Sibelius (no matter which version), make sure the playback devices / options are using a General MIDI sound set and play your score. If any instruments then don't have the right sound you can then change / edit them so that they are correct.
Then save your score, go to the My Scores page on Score Exchange and select the 'replace this score with a new file' for the score in question and upload your newly saved score.
When your scores were imported from SibeliusMusic.com to Score Exchange we had to take the original .sib file and encrypt it using Sibelius 6 Internet Edition (the current version at the time).
Sibelius 6 uses the Sibelius Sound World which doesn't reset sounds in the same way as previous versions. This means that if your score was created in an older version of Sibelius (pre Sibelius 5) and you did not follow the advice from Sibelius Music (and Score Exchange) to reset the sounds of your score to General Midi before uploading your score, then some of the instruments may not play back in Scorch with the correct sounds. This is because it is not possible to automatically convert old scores in the current version of Sibelius and guarantee to maintain the correct play back sounds unless you have first manually reset the sounds to General Midi.