Yesterday was a big day for me. MakeMusic and Recordare announced that MakeMusic will be purchasing selected assets from Recordare LLC, including the MusicXML format and Dolet plug-ins for Finale and Sibelius. I will be joining MakeMusic as Director of Digital Sheet Music, staying in Silicon Valley. Closing is expected later this quarter.
You can read lots more about this at Recordare’s web site. This page includes my letter about the acquisition to the Recordare and MusicXML communities, plus links to the press release and frequently asked questions:
When I started Recordare 12 years ago, the goal was to create better digital sheet music and Internet music publishing through a standard notation format. MusicXML is now that standard notation format, used by over 150 applications. However, to succeed in digital sheet music applications, Recordare clearly needed to get bigger – either organically or through an acquisition. From day one MakeMusic was the leading candidate, as MusicXML’s leading supporter outside of Recordare. I am thrilled about what we will be able to create working together more directly.