SmartMusic Finale Garritan MusicXML

Who We Are

DigitalNotes

Musicians, developers and creators with a passion for music

MakeMusic, Inc., is a world leader in music technology. Our products include Finale, the world’s best-selling music notation software; Garritan, the leading provider of quality virtual software instruments; MusicXML, the standard open format for exchanging digital sheet music; and SmartMusic, interactive software featuring the world’s largest accompaniment library.

  • For more than 25 years, Finale has been the industry standard in music notation software, enabling composers, arrangers, musicians, teachers, students, and publishers to create, edit, print, and publish musical scores.
  • SmartMusic is interactive software that transforms the way students practice. SmartMusic provides students and teachers with access to thousands of band, orchestra, and vocal pieces, allowing students to practice with background accompaniment and get immediate feedback on their performance. With SmartMusic, teachers can individualize instruction and document the progress of every student.
  • Garritan Virtual Instruments offer breathtaking sounds to inspire the musician’s creative experience. Everything we do is aimed at helping musicians realize and maximize their creative potential. To that end, high-quality, expressive and affordable software instruments should be within the reach of every musician.
  • MusicXML is the open format for distributing and sharing digital sheet music. Dolet® plugins are the universal translators for music notation software. Just as MP3 files have become synonymous with sharing recorded music, MusicXML files have become the standard for sharing interactive sheet music.

Our audience

MakeMusic’s market includes music educators and music makers worldwide. In the U.S. alone, there are more than 100,000 music educators and more than 60 million active music makers.


Our approach

MakeMusic is the only company that creates, owns, and licenses the most advanced and patented technologies and solutions to support the composing, arranging, teaching, learning, and playing of music. This creates a major barrier to entry for competitors. Independently, MakeMusic’s products are already established as market leaders. Collectively they create a huge advantage for music educators, music makers, music publishers, and other professionals serving these markets, by:

  • Providing integrated technology, content, and web services to enhance and expand how music is taught, learned, and prepared for performance.
  • Providing music education content developers, with a technology-enriched publishing platform that leverages their copyrighted assets, while simultaneously increasing the content and value of the SmartMusic library.
  • Offering software solutions for engraving and electronically distributing sheet music.