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Article KB00110: Clarification of Sibelius purchasing options

Summary:

Clarification of Sibelius personal licence purchasing options from: www.musicednet.com/sibelius

Applies to:

Anyone purchasing a single-user Sibelius licence for the first time or existing personal Sibelius licence owners seeking to upgrade.

Details:

Full licence options (not upgrades):
 

  1. Sibelius ACADEMIC (perpetual license, includes 12 month upgrade/support plan)
    This option is for new purchasers who are eligible for Avid academic discounted products and who need Sibelius on a permanent basis. ‘Perpetual’ means ‘never-ending’.

  2. Sibelius ACADEMIC Subscription with Upgrade Plan (12 months)
    This option is also for new purchasers who are eligible for Avid academic discounted products, but who only need Sibelius for a finite period, as the licence itself expires after 12 months.

  3. Sibelius ACADEMIC + PhotoScore + AudioScore (perpetual license)
    This is the same as the very first option above, but includes the full versions of Neuratron’s PhotoScore and AudioScore). By comparison, other Sibelius purchases only provide the feature-limited ‘Lite’ versions of Photoscore and Audioscore.

  4. Sibelius NON-ACADEMIC (perpetual license, includes 12 months upgrade/support plan)
    This is for new purchasers who are NOT eligible for Avid academic discounted products and need Sibelius on a permanent basis.

  5. Sibelius NON-ACADEMIC Subscription (12 months)
    This is for new users who are NOT eligible for Avid academic discounted products and only need Sibelius for a finite period, as the licence expires after 12 months.


Upgrade options:
 

  1. !Discontinued - Sibelius UPGRADE & SUPPORT PLAN - ACADEMIC (12 months) 
    This is for existing Sibelius owners who are eligible for Avid academic discounted products, and who own an older version of Sibelius (version 7.5 or earlier), or who own a Sibelius 8 perpetual licence with an Upgrade Plan that has expired by more than 30 days).

  2. !Discontinued - Sibelius UPGRADE & SUPPORT PLAN - NON-ACADEMIC (12 months)
    This is for existing Sibelius owners who are NOT eligible for Avid academic discounted products, and who own older versions of Sibelius (version 7.5 or earlier), or who own a perpetual Sibelius 8 licence with an Upgrade Plan that has expired by more than 30 days).

  3. Sibelius UPGRADE & SUPPORT PLAN RENEWAL (12 months)
    This is for existing users of Sibelius 8+ in the case where their Sibelius licence still has an active upgrade/support plan in their Avid account that is either due for renewal soon or that you would like to extend in advance.
    To clarify this further, a renewal can be applied to an active upgrade & support plan, or one that has NOT expired by 30 days or more (upgrade/support plans expired by more than 30 days will require purchase of a new upgrade/support plan NOT a 'renewal'). In cases where the plan has not yet expired, the renewal will simply add another 12 months beyond the current upgrade/support plan’s expiry date.
    ‘Academic’ pricing does not apply to renewals.

 
NOTE; If you’re still not sure which option is correct for you, please do contact us for clarification before purchasing and we’ll be happy to help.
 
Please note! As implied with the Avid academic info links above, Appropriate ID is required during the post-purchase Avid Education Eligibility Verification process in order to activate a new Sibelius academic license or a Sibelius academic upgrade.
Full details on Avid academic eligibility are available
here.

 

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