September 16, 2008

MakeMusic Releases PrintMusic 2009

MakeMusic, Inc. (Nasdaq: MMUS) announced today the release of Finale PrintMusic(R) 2009. This latest upgrade to MakeMusic's best-selling music notation software offers an improved, easy-to-use interface and many new features including:

-- Streamlined Workflow - The creation, entry, moving and editing of dynamics, tempo indications and other text and markings has been reinvented and simplified.

-- Drag and Drop Expressions - Simply drag dynamics, tempo markings and other expressions anywhere in your score.

-- Flexible Expression Editing - Quickly change dynamics, tempo markings and other expressions while retaining positioning. Just double-click the expression handle to select another expression.

-- Easier Expression Creation - Create new markings quickly with default settings for text, symbols, and for placement and attachment.

-- Scanning Improvements - Triplet recognition and improved results when scanning polyphonic music.

-- Intuitive Metronome Markings - Now easy to create and dynamically linked to playback so changes to the metronome marking affect your score's playback tempo.

-- Updates to MusicXML - Import and export MusicXML 2.0 files including embedded graphics and compressed files.

-- Improved Engraver Slurs - Slurs now appear consistent in all view percentages and in print-outs.

"PrintMusic remains the best-selling music notation software in the world, with units outselling even Finale," stated Ron Raup, MakeMusic's co-CEO. "Musicians across the globe have recognized that PrintMusic offers an unprecedented feature set for the price - and that it is very easy to use. Nevertheless, many of the improvements for 2009 further simplify the user experience, making the process of putting engraver-quality music on the printed page quicker and easier than ever before."

PrintMusic has a list price of $99.95. Upgrades from any earlier versions of PrintMusic are $29.95. Five seat LabPacks are also available.

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About MakeMusic, Inc.

MakeMusic(R), Inc., a Minnesota corporation, 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 20 years, Finale(R) has been the industry standard in music notation software. It has transformed the process by which composers, arrangers, musicians, teachers, students, and publishers create, edit, audition, print, and publish musical scores. Additionally, MakeMusic is the creator of SmartMusic(R), the complete practice tool for band, orchestra, and choir and SmartMusic Impact(TM), a web-based grade book that makes it easy to manage, grade, and document assignments for every student. Further information about the company can be found at