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Article KB00019: Activating Sibelius academic license


How to activate your New Sibelius academic license

Applies to:

Sibelius 8 (the New Sibelius)... both perpetual and annual academic subscriptions.


Am I eligible for an academic licence?

In order to be eligible to use a Sibelius Academic (for students and teachers) subscription you must fulfil Avid's academc eligibility terms and conditions.  These can be found here.

Step 1: Redeeming your Download Code

When you purchase the New Sibelius academic (perpetual or annual subscription), you are not provided with a license directly. First, you will receive a 'Download Code' via email from Music EDnet and you will need to redeem this code to access the download for your software.

Go to www.avid.com/account

If you already have an Avid account then log in, if not, create a new account.

Avid account

Once you have logged into your Avid account you should arrive at the 'My Account' page. If not, click on your email address (circled in green below) to get there. Then click on 'Avid Software Activation and Download' (circled in red below).

Avid My Account

This will take you to the 'Activate Product Subscription' page. Note that in this context 'subscription' applies to both perpetual academic licenses and annual subscriptions.

Activate Sibelius subscription

Once the Download Code has been accepted and processed, this is what you will see in your Avid Account for the ‘Sibelius for Education’ entry in the ‘My Products and Subscriptions’ area:

Pending verification

Step 2: Verifying your academic eligibility

The instructions in the ‘Sibelius for Education’ entry will prompt you to go to www.identit-e.com/avid

Enter the EDU ‘Verification Code’ you’ll see above the instructions (you can copy and paste it into the site at www.identit-e.com/avid, as shown below, then follow the prompts to submit your claim for an Academic Sibelius Licence:

Academic verification

Once it’s approved (usually within 24 hours, and not longer than 48) you will receive an email from identite@mail.identit-e.com, like the one below. Follow the steps indicated to copy the download code circled in red to the ‘My Products and Subscriptions’ page of your Avid account at http://account.avid.com,

IMPORTANT NOTE: The email you receive from Identit-e (below) currently shows  ... please select "Acivate & Download Your Product". This is INCORRECT.
You should go to ‘My Products and Subscriptions’ instead.
Academic verified

Step 3: Activating Sibelius

Click on the ‘Sibelius for Education’ entry, and enter/paste the download code into the ‘activation code’ box and click the purple ‘Verify’ button, as shown in the image below:

Activation code

Once your Sibelius has been successfully activated, you will see your product(s) appear in the ‘My Products and Subscriptions’ page of your Avid account:

Sibelius activated

*Note; the title will differ depending on the package purchased.  The one below shows a perpetual licence bundled with the ‘full’ versions of Photoscore and Audioscore:

See also:

Activating a Sibelius 8 upgrade

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