MakeMusic, Inc., Eden Prairie

Award Category: Mobile & Communication Technologies
MakeMusic, Inc., Eden Prairie

MakeMusic’s Finale software allows music composers to write music and hear it played back to them. The company’s new Finale SongBook is a mobile app with which users can access their Finale sheet-music libraries, view and print files, and play the music for students and collaborators or for an audition.

MakeMusic also acquired two companies in the past year:

  • Garritan Corporation, which offers technology for virtual instrument creation.
  • Recordare, which creates the MusicXML file format that allows music notation files to be opened in more than one kind of software.

The acquisitions will help MakeMusic develop new mobile apps for musicians.