We only accept:
music composed entirely by you; or
out-of-copyright music arranged by you; or
In addition, any lyrics in your score must be written by you, be out of copyright, or you must have written permission from the copyright holder.
If you have permission from the copyright holder to publish a score, you should indicate this in a copyright notice on the front page of your score, and also reference it in your score's programme note.
Ultimately, you are responsible for ensuring that you are the sole copyright owner of the music you submit (or have permission to use copyright material). You will be held liable in the event of breach of copyright.
N.B. This is provided for general information only and not as legal advice. If in doubt, seek professional legal advice.
No, copyright remains yours or with the copyright owner if you are publishing with their permission.
From the My scores and in the options column you will find the first button enables you to replace a score with an updated version.
Currently you can upload Sibelius files (.sib files) to Score Exchange. You can not upload your music in any other format. This may change in the future, but for now you can not upload a PDF file or anything that is not a Sibelius file.
Score Exchange will automatically process your Sibelius files to produce the Scorch, seView and PDF files that vistors will interact with. Your original Sibelius file is never made available to visitors to Score Exchange.
Once you score has been uploaded and processed you can also upload an MP3 and image for each score.
From the My scores page click 'Add a single new score'. Browse for the score and confirm ownership and Terms and conditions and then click on Upload File. The new score will be added to your list of scores. Check the status – if there is a red symbol displayed, hold your cursor on the symbol to get an explanation. Make the necessary correction so that the red symbol is replaced by a blue tick. Note that the options to replace, edit or view score details, view statistics and delete the score are still in view and available.
If you have a lot of music to upload to Score Exchange, then you can also use the bulk upload option, which can be a faster then uploaded each file individually.
You should upload the movements separately and then edit the score information for each movement to associate them with each other using the related scores function.
No. Score Exchange will automatically create the parts from the Dynamic Parts that you have configured in your score. If you are using an older version of Sibelius that does not have the Dynamic Parts or you haven't configured any Dynamic Parts, then Score Exchange will automatically extract all the parts for you.
After Score Exchange has automatically created parts for you, you can manually upload additional parts or edit the automatically created parts.
To use this function, you need to put all the scores that you wish to upload into the top level of a single zip file, all the score files must have the .sib file extension. You then need to upload this zip file containing all of your scores.
Score Exchange will automatically create the instrumental parts from the Dynamic Parts that you have configured in your scores. However, if you wish to override the automatic part-creation function, then you can also put manually extracted parts in the zip file. The file structure is important, and must be correct so that Score Exchange knows which part files relate to which score.
First of all, to indicate that you wish to override the automatic part extraction, you must create a folder in the top level of the zip file with the same name as the relevant score, minus the .sib file extension. The score file name and the folder name are compared in a case sensitive manner, if your zip file contains a folder that does not match a score in the zip file the folder will be ignored.
If you wish to supply your own manually extracted or edited parts, you must put the relevant part files inside the new folder. The name of the part file will become the name or instrument of the part in question.
This is an example of the top level of a zip file that you might upload to Score Exchange using the bulk upload function. The notes below explain the outcome of this particular file structure.
Currently, there isn't a direct export option from Sibelius to a compressed .mp3 file. (We believe this is mainly due to licensing issues, but we don't need to get into that here.)
Since Sibelius 3 there has been an option in Sibelius to export an uncompressed audio file using the Kontakt / Sibelius Sounds sample libraries provided with Sibelius. The .wav (PC) or .aiff file (Mac) that is created can then easily be converted to a .mp3 file using many free applications such as iTunes.
For specific details on how to export audio from your version of Sibelius (v3+), please see your Sibelius manual.
For details using Sibelius 7, including screenshots, on exporting audio you can also read the details written by James Humberstone here: Sibelius 7 Music Notation Essentials > Exporting and Sharing Online (about halfway down in the 'Exporting Audio' section.
This above example also includes instructions for using iTunes to make the .mp3 file on both PC and Mac.
Once you have created the mp3 file you can upload to Score Exchange:
NB: We generally recommend uploading an excerpt of the best bit(s) of your piece to Score Exchange so that you can highlight your piece in the shortest possible time - you can do this using James Humberstone's example above setting the playback line / 'fine' in an appropriate place, or simply editing the .wav or .mp3 file in your favourite audio editing software.