We spoke with Avid on Friday about the Sibelius concerns and offered to print, without editing or comment, any response they cared to make to the community. Martin Kloiber the new VP, Product & Solutions, Audio has written the following.
Dear Sibelius Community
You may have recently read about the sale of M-Audio—Avid’s consumer audio brand—to inMusic. Our press release announcing the news states “Avid will concentrate on core markets where its deep domain expertise, track record of technical innovation, and strong brand offer the greatest opportunity for success.” It’s important to note, music notation software is firmly seated among those areas of concentration at Avid. That’s why the Sibelius brand and product family remains with Avid.
In addition to the M-Audio news, you may have also heard that our office space in Finsbury Park (UK) is being closed down. This office closing is part of Avid’s larger strategic reorganization, and while it does impact members of the Sibelius team, we’d like to stress that this should not in any way be considered a diminishment in our commitment to Sibelius.
We’re very proud of the innovative features found in Sibelius 7 as well as Sibelius First. I’m personally looking forward, as well as our professional audio product & solutions team, to serving your music notation needs, including composition, publishing and music education.
Thank you Sibelius community—you make us great! And it would be great to hear from you. We’re listening, add your feedback as a comment on this blog post, or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, be sure to connect with our Sibelius experts on Facebook as well as our Help Center forums.
VP, Product & Solutions, Audio
Avid Technology, Inc.
If you wish to comment, then the floor is yours!