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About ScoreExchange.com

What is ScoreExchange.com?

Score Exchange is a website where you can find and purchase new sheet music from composers and arrangers all over the world. ScoreExchange.com offers thousands of scores for every instrumentation imaginable - from solo pieces to works for full orchestra, from classical to pop.

Before buying or printing any music you can view it on screen, transpose it and play the music through your computer. Some of the music also has mp3 file recordings of performances available for you to listen to. All the music is available to print on your own printer, so there is no waiting for the post to arrive.

If you are a composer or arranger then Score Exchange makes it very easy for you to publicise, sell or give away your musical compositions and arrangements. There are no setup costs, on-going costs, or charges for selling your music. It's risk free so you have nothing to lose. Upload your music today!

What can I do on Score Exchange?

If you're looking for music then Score Exchange is one of the worlds largest collections of new and original sheet music. It includes arrangements of old classics and brand new compositions fresh from the minds of composers. All the music can be viewed on screen, played, transposed and printed on your own printer. Some of the music is available at no cost and some of it requires purchasing before printing is authorised.

If you're a composer, arranger or teacher then Score Exchange provides the best way for you to promote your music to the widest possible audience. You can upload as many scores (and their parts) as you like to Score Exchange. There's no cost for adding your music so it's completely risk free. You can also choose to sell your music to make an income from your work.

Are there any membership fees, setup costs or on-going charges?

No. You do not need to pay anything at all unless you wish to purchase any of the non-free music that is available on Score Exchange. There are also many scores and parts available to print at no cost.

Do I need to have Sibelius installed in order to be able to buy, view, print or play scores from Score Exchange?

No, you don't need anything apart from a web browser to view, buy, or play the music on Score Exchange.

To print the music you will need either a free pdf reader (e.g. get.adobe.com/reader), or the free Scorch plug-in (from www.sibelius.com/scorch). See the FAQs about Scorch for further details.

(Sibelius is a music notation program that is often used to create the music that is uploaded to Score Exchange. You can find out more at www.sibelius.com)

Do I need to own Sibelius to sell or publish music on Score Exchange?

No - Score Exchange can accept PDF files or Sibelius files. Every scoring application we have ever seen has the ability to produce a PDF file.

If you do own Sibelius, then Score Exchange can automatically extra information from your scores such as the instrumental parts. THis means that if you have a Sibelius file of your music, you should upload the Sibelius file - don't convert it into a PDF first.

You can use a copy of Sibelius that is owned by someone else, such as your School or College to create your scores. Sibelius is a music notation program. You can find out more at www.sibelius.com.

I have a Mac – can I still use Score Exchange to publish my music?

Yes, Score Exchange is entirely Mac compatible.

What is the relationship between SibeliusMusic.com and ScoreExchange.com?

Score Exchange replaced SibeliusMusic.com and is actively developed by the owners, who are former Sibelius employees.

Score Exchange is a completely independent operation it has no ties to Avid or any other music software company. Avid (who used to run SibeliusMusic.com after buying Sibelius Software Ltd)

You may also want to read our FAQs for publishers who have previously used SibeliusMusic.com.

I've got a great idea for an improvement to Score Exchange, will you implement it?

We can't guarantee to implement any particular suggestion but we are always willing to consider ideas put forward by our customers, so please contact us with details of your idea.

Which web browsers work with Score Exchange?

seView (the music previewing system on Score Exchange) is designed to work in all modern browsers on all operating systems, without the need of additional plug-ins. This includes (but is not limited to) Windows, Mac & Linux computers as well as mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad and Android.

If you wish to view music using the Avid Scorch plug-in you should check out the current list of supported systems here www.sibelius.com/scorch

While we have taken care to ensure that the browsing, search and buying process works, sellers have access to some advanced features that may not work as expected in Internet Explorer 6.

As Google and other large corporations also no longer support Internet Explorer 6 in favour of spending more time on more modern browsers (see Official Google Enterprise Blog or BBC News) we have followed suit. The majority of users using 'IE6' are also in corporate environments where they are unlikely to be uploading scores to Score Exchange.

If you are having problems with the Scorch plug-in you should use seView instead, or see the Scorch Installation Problems help article at www.sibelius.com/a625. If you have any other questions, please get in touch.

How do I contact Score Exchange?

If you have any comments or questions about using Score Exchange, and you can't find an answer in our FAQs, please use our contact page to get in touch providing as many details as possible.