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.

SmartMusic provides students and teachers with access to thousands of band, orchestra, and vocal pieces, allowing students to practice with an accompaniment and get immediate feedback on their performance.

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.

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.

MusicXML is the open format for distributing and sharing digital sheet music. Just as MP3 files are synonymous with sharing recorded music, MusicXML files have become the standard for sharing interactive sheet music.


Providing integrated technology, content, and web services to enhance and expand how music is taught, learned, and prepared for performance.


Providing music education content creators with a technology-enriched publishing platform, adding content and value to the SmartMusic library.


Offering software solutions for engraving and electronically distributing 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.