Sibelius Comes to the Avid Artist Community

By in Music Creation, NAMM 2018, Notation

Welcome to the Avid Artist Community!

We warmly welcome all Sibelius users to join the Avid Artist Community, a place for artists and media professionals around the world to connect, share work, collaborate and expand creative opportunities.

Established in 2016, the Avid Artist Community is an online community designed to foster creative connections and professional opportunities. Since then, it has grown from strength to strength by introducing new ways to create groups, chat and even hire pro musicians.

We’ve introduced the ability for Sibelius users to upload their scores directly from Sibelius to the Artist Community, from which they can make them public to showcase their compositions, engraving prowess, or even educational worksheets.


Getting started

First of all, open your score in Sibelius and click the Share button from File > Cloud Sharing:

This will upload your score to the Avid Media Central platform for processing, and shortly afterwards will display this message:

Once that’s done, you can head over to the Artist Community page, at If it’s the first time you’re doing this, you’ll be asked to create an account and Portfolio page. It’s on your Portfolio page that that your scores will be showcased. Once you’re through that setup, you’ll find your Portfolio here:

To see your scores, click the Scores tab in your Portfolio:

From here, you get a Dashboard similar to the one in Sibelius that lists all of your shared scores. It’s here that you can choose which scores you want to publicly display on the Artist Community (or not). To make a score public, simply click the ‘Public’ button. Once that’s done, anyone in the world can then view your score here. To see the scores in the account I set up for this, visit this portfolio:

Once a score is public, anyone can view your scores by clicking on their titles. This will open the score in a new browser tab and even play back—it even works on your phone!

Best of all, it’s free. Check it out for yourself and we hope to see your scores on the Avid Artist Community soon!

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As senior product manager at Avid, I work with all the departments in Avid from Design, Development, Sales, Marketing, Legal and Global Services to produce the future of the Sibelius family of products and solutions.