Finale SongBook Wins Minnesota Tekne Award
MakeMusic’s music notation iPad app recognized for technological innovation
MINNEAPOLIS -- November 02, 2012
MakeMusic, Inc. (NASDAQ: MMUS) is the recipient of a Minnesota Tekne Award for
Finale SongBook™, the free iPad app that allows musicians to view, print, and
play music anywhere.
The Tekne Awards honor those who play a significant role in discovering new
technologies that educate, improve lifestyles and impact the lives and futures
of people living in Minnesota and all over the world. On November 1, in a
ceremony at the Minneapolis Convention Center, the Minnesota High Tech
Association (MHTA) presented awards in fifteen categories to recognize the
best and brightest in technological innovation, development, commercialization
and management in Minnesota.
MakeMusic’s Finale SongBook won the Mobile & Communication Technologies Award,
which honors innovation in mobile applications and electronic communication.
“We are honored to receive the Tekne Award for our Finale SongBook app,” said
Karen VanDerBosch, MakeMusic’s acting chief executive officer. “For 25 years,
MakeMusic has leveraged technology to transform how music is composed, taught,
learned, and performed around the world. This recognition of Finale SongBook
highlights our commitment to meet tomorrow’s musicians wherever they go, to
mobile platforms and beyond.”
Finale SongBook is available, for free, from Apple’s iTunes Store, with
additional information at www.finalemusic.com/songbook. Learn more about the
Tekne Awards at their website: http://www.tekneawards.org.
About MakeMusic, Inc.
MakeMusic^®, Inc. is a world leader in music technology whose mission is to
develop and market solutions that transform how music is composed, taught,
learned and performed. For more than 20 years, Finale^® has been the industry
standard in music notation software, enabling composers, arrangers, musicians,
teachers, students and publishers to create, edit, audition, print and publish
musical scores. MakeMusic is also the creator of SmartMusic^® education
software that is transforming the way students practice. With SmartMusic,
students and teachers have access to thousands of band, orchestra and vocal
pieces allowing students to practice with background accompaniment and get
immediate feedback on their performance. SmartMusic allows teachers to
individualize instruction and document the progress of every student. The
SmartMusic® Inbox™, an Android™ and Apple^® mobile application, provides
additional access for teachers to review, grade and comment on student
assignments. MusicXML™ is an Internet-friendly way to publish musical scores,
enabling musicians to distribute interactive sheet music online and to use
sheet music files with a wide variety of musical applications. Garritan™
sound libraries provide musicians with state-of-the-art virtual instruments
with the playback quality of a live performance. Additional information about
this Minnesota company can be found at www.makemusic.com.
Karen VanDerBosch, 952-906-3690
Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer
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