MakeMusic Announces Plans for SmartMusic for iPad

  MakeMusic Announces Plans for SmartMusic for iPad

           SmartMusic iPad App to Officially Launch in Spring 2013

Business Wire

MINNEAPOLIS -- November 12, 2012

MakeMusic, Inc. (NASDAQ: MMUS) today announced the upcoming release of an iPad
version of SmartMusic, the interactive practice software, in the spring of
2013. The app will be previewed to the public at the New York State School
Music Association Winter Conference, November 29 – December 2, 2012, and The
Midwest Clinic Annual Conference, December 19 – 22, 2012.

Offering much of the functionality found in the desktop version of SmartMusic,
the upcoming app includes quality practice tools, assessment and accompaniment
features as well as access to the entire content library with a SmartMusic
subscription.

Staying true to the company mission of developing solutions that transform how
music is composed, taught, learned, and performed, the decision to bring
SmartMusic’s key features to the mobile device was a natural one. “We are
seeing schools everywhere adopting iPads in the classroom,” said Barry Brown,
SVP, product management and marketing. “Technology is driving how teachers and
students interact, learn and make music and the deployment of SmartMusic on
the iPad demonstrates our commitment to deliver solutions in a way our
consumers want to use them.”

The app will be available for download on the Apple iTunes store in spring
2013. More information about SmartMusic and other MakeMusic brands can be
found at makemusic.com.

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.

Cautionary Statements

Certain statements found in this release may constitute forward-looking
statements as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995. Forward-looking statements reflect the speaker’s current views with
respect to future events and include any statement that does not directly
relate to a current or historical fact. Our forward-looking statements in this
release relate to our expectations regarding the timing of when our iPad
version of SmartMusic will be available. Forward-looking statements cannot be
guaranteed and actual results may vary materially due to the uncertainties and
risks, known and unknown, associated with such statements. Examples of risks
and uncertainties for MakeMusic include, but are not limited to those factors
described from time to time in our reports to the Securities and Exchange
Commission (including our Annual Report on Form 10-K). Investors should not
consider any list of such factors to be an exhaustive statement of all of the
risks, uncertainties or potentially inaccurate assumptions investors should
take into account when making investment decisions. Shareholders and other
readers should not place undue reliance on “forward-looking statements,” as
such statements speak only as of the date of this release. We do not intend to
update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements.

Contact:

MakeMusic, Inc.
Karen VanDerBosch, 952-906-3690
Chief Operating Officer &
Chief Financial Officer
kvanderbosch@makemusic.com
or
Investor Relations Contact:
LHA
Harriet Fried / Jody Burfening
212-838-3777
hfried@lhai.com
 
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