Perhaps there’s life in the old beast yet. Sibelius yesterday announced ‘Cloud Sharing’, which will allow the program ‘to send Sibelius scores to the cloud for rendering that can be displayed in any web browser, posted on social media, and embedded in webpages and blogs, to be viewed by anyone, on any device.’ In essence it seems like an updated version of the old Scorch technology.
In any case it is a welcome development after several years of stagnation, especially from the perspective of non touch-screen users, where updates since version 7 have been thin indeed. One wonders whether Avid are starting to feel the heat from products such as Dorico and—in terms of web sharing—Musescore. Competition is, at any rate, very good news for customers.