Sibelius Ultimate Perpetual Licence

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Sibelius Ultimate Perpetual Licence


To say that I’m a fan of this software would be a huge understatement, I think it’s wonderful, and this entire website is dedicated to this version of the software, as it has every feature and function you could ever wish for to make stunning world-class scores. You’ll find every version of the Sibelius Ultimate Perpetual licence that I’m verified to supply listed below.

Use the ‘Licence Type’ menu to select the licence that works for you.



Note: This product is delivered electronically. There is no box.

Perpetual licence version. This is a one-time purchase that grants you access to the software licence forever.

It also includes 12 months of AVID’s Support and Updates plan. This means that for a full year after activating your software, you’ll have access to support directly from AVID, and will be able to upgrade to the latest versions via download as soon as they are released.

After the initial 12 months, you can renew the Support and Updates plan, and there is also an option to re-start a plan after it has expired.

If you select the Education version, this will enable teachers and students in full-time education to purchase the software at a discounted price.

This must be verified via the Identit-e system before the software can be used. Details on eligibility can be found here


From concert halls and scoring stages to sheet music stores and classrooms, more composers, arrangers, publishers, and educators use Sibelius® the world’s best selling notation software than any other. And now with new Sibelius | Cloud Sharing, plus many recently added features and advancements, Sibelius makes the entire music writing, collaboration, and delivery experience even easier than ever. Whether you’re composing for a live performance, media entertainment, or in the classroom, nothing empowers you to write music like Sibelius.

Sibelius | Ultimate (formerly Sibelius) offers an extensive set of notation and layout tools for professional composition and scoring. Whether you’re well versed in writing music notation or prefer to use a keyboard, guitar, or your voice to enter notes, creating music has never been easier. Save tons of time with unique tools such as Magnetic Layout and Dynamic Parts. Get access to over 150 plug-ins that help you edit, arrange, and clean up layouts. You can even store ideas and small snippets of music in the Ideas library for later reuse.

Sibelius | Cloud Sharing opens up a whole new way of working. This groundbreaking technology enables you to share scores from Sibelius | Ultimate to your own personal cloud space (included free), or embed scores in a webpage, and invite anyone to flip through pages and play your compositions using any computer, laptop, or mobile device. It’s ideal for previewing and reviewing.

What’s new in Sibelius 2020

Auto-Optimize staff spacing – Sibelius will automatically optimize the space between the staves in your score to fit the music you’re writing.
New Dashed and Dotted and Tie-into Ties – Improvements to ties with three new styles of ties: Dashed, Dotted and Tie-into.

  • Dashed and Dotted – Commonly used in choral work to indicate a difference in verses within a repeated structure, or to suggest an editorial tie.
  • Tie-into – Useful across a repeating structure where the last note before the 1st-time repeat is also tied into the first beat of the 2nd repeat.

House Styles and Manuscript Papers – Brand new House Styles in Sibelius to give your scores an elegant, contemporary, or casual handwritten appearance.
Accessibility – significant improvements, that not only provide more rich feedback from the score and Sibelius’s UI but also controls for choosing the verbosity of what’s sent to the screen reader.
Large film score time signatures – A new style of Time Signature, which is common in film and TV scores.

This is the version of Sibelius that I use and everything shown on this website uses the ‘Ultimate’ version of Sibelius.

I’m currently developing a full course showing how to use this amazing software, and more information will appear hear over time once it’s ready.

However, I’ve done quite a few blog posts in the past about specific ways to do things, so until the full course is available, I’ve put a link to these blogs here!

Developed by Neuratron, AudioScore Lite is a free audio transcription program included with Sibelius | Ultimate and Sibelius.

With it, you can quickly turn CD tracks into digital notation and send to Sibelius | Ultimate or Sibelius for editing. In addition, you can input notes directly into Sibelius by simply singing or playing a monophonic instrument (such as a sax, trumpet, clarinet, or flute) through a microphone and then pressing a button.

The software recognizes and transcribes up to two simultaneous notes/instruments playing at the same time, up to a sixteenth note, which you can then edit before sending to Sibelius | Ultimate or Sibelius for further editing.

Do more with AudioScore Ultimate

Want to transcribe music from CDs, MP3s, MIDI, live polyphonic performances, and more? Get the full version of AudioScore Ultimate. Not only does Ultimate provide more ways for you to input music into Sibelius | Ultimate/Sibelius, it offers instrument recognition, pitch bend editing, compound time signature support, saving scores as PDFs, and other intelligent features to streamline and enhance your score writing and editing workflow.

Sibelius includes a free scanning program (PhotoScore & NotateMe Lite) so you can quickly convert printed scores into Sibelius format. This is the musical equivalent of text OCR). PhotoScore Lite now includes NotateMe Now, which converts your handwriting into notation in realtime. A separate version, PhotoScore Ultimate & NotateMe, is also available, which reads more musical markings than PhotoScore & NotateMe Lite, and has additional advanced features including full NotateMe features.

You can buy PhotoScore Ultimate, NotateMe and AudioScore Ultimate as a bundle, so why not contact me for more information


Windows® Versions

PhotoScore & NotateMe Ultimate 8 will only run in Windows 8 and Windows 10 systems.

Mac OS X® Versions

PhotoScore & NotateMe Ultimate 8 will only run in macOS 10.11 to 10.15.


Windows® Versions

AudioScore Ultimate 8 will only run in Windows 8 and Windows 10 systems.

Minimum Requirements for Sibelius Ultimate Software Only

Ensure that you are running the latest version of Sibelius by visiting,


  • Windows 10
  • 1+ GB of RAM
  • 1 GB hard disk space for Sibelius software only
  • Internet connection required for software download and activation


  • macOS 10.12 or 10.13, 10.14, 10.15, 11.0
  • 1+ GB of RAM 1 GB hard disk space for Sibelius software only; 36 GB additional hard disk space for the Sibelius Sounds library (optional installation)
  • NOTE: the following storage device format is not supported
  • APFS (Case-sensitive)
  • APFS (Case-sensitive, Encrypted)
  • Mac OS Extended (Case-sensitive, Journaled)
  • Mac OS Extended (Case-sensitive, Journaled, Encrypted)
  • Internet connection required for software download and activation

Recommendations for the Sibelius Sounds library


  • 4+ GB of RAM
  • 36 GB hard disk space (SSD preferred)
  • ASIO compatible audio interface or sound card


  • 4+ GB of RAM
  • 36 GB hard disk space (SSD preferred)

NOTE: the following storage device format is not supported

  • APFS (Case-sensitive)
  • APFS (Case-sensitive, Encrypted)
  • Mac OS Extended (Case-sensitive, Journaled)
  • Mac OS Extended (Case-sensitive, Journaled, Encrypted)

Using 3rd Party Virtual Instruments or hardware MIDI playback devices with Sibelius:
If you have a Virtual Instrument or hardware MIDI playback device that you wish to use, please check that a compatible sound set is available. See the list of sound sets supplied with Sibelius.

*You can use Sibelius Sounds if your computer doesn’t meet the recommended requirements, but you may find that you cannot use as many sounds simultaneously, and that sounds take a long time to load. Minimum Requirements for Sibelius Ultimate Software Only


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