Sibelius 8 Academic Annual Subscription

Brand: Sibelius

Item: #901698
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***This version is only available to schools, religious institutions, and other designated organizations. If you have any question about whether or not you are eligible to purchase this software, contact us M-F from 8 am to 5 pm CT at (800) 397-9378. If you order the software in error, you will not be able to register it or return it.***

You must provide proof of academic status before item is shipped.

Sibelius is the world’s best-selling music notation software, offering sophisticated, yet easy-to-use tools that are proven and trusted by composers, arrangers, publishers, educators, and students alike. And with the new Sibelius, you can access the software in more affordable ways than ever. Compose with a low-cost subscription. Own the software outright. Manage multiple copies with Sibelius network licensing. Or get started with Sibelius | First. The choice is yours. And with the integrated Annotate feature, multi-touch gestures, Surface Pro 3 pen support, and more, Sibelius enables you to express your creativity in brand new ways, whether composing for a live performance, movie, television, media entertainment.

This annual subscription version will grant the purchaser full right to Sibelius 8 for one year upon registration and includes an annual Avid upgrade plan plus support to keep your software up to date. The first year is included at no additional charge. To continue using the software, the purchaser will need to purchase another year of subscription before it expires.

Sibelius 8 New Features:

  • Get easier access than ever. Subscribe yearly, outright own the software, or start with the lighter Sibelius First version.
  • Write music with a pen on a Surface Pro. Add and edit notes quickly with just a tap of the pen.
  • Add notes and comments. Create reminders for yourself as you're composing, or communicate edits and feedback to others.
  • Use multi-tough gestures. Navigate and edit scores easier using multi-touch gestures on your laptop trackpad or Surface Pro 3.
  • Get up and running faster. Start using Sibelius quickly - and easily move to different computers - thanks to a revamped activation process. No disks to install.
  • Work quicker and see more detail on Windows. See every detail in stunning clarity - plus access features faster with new and improved icons.

**Please note: This software does not come with discs. You will receive a small box in the mail that will have instructions and code to download and install the software.

System Requirements:


  • 64-bit Windows 7 (SP1 or later), Windows 8.1 (not Windows RT) or Windows 10
  • 1+ GB of RAM
  • 1 GB hard disk space for Sibelius software only
  • DVD-ROM drive (only for Media Pack)
  • Internet connection required for software download and activation


  • Mac OS X 10.9 or 10.10
  • 1+ GB of RAM
  • 1 GB hard disk space for Sibelius software only; 36 GB additional hard disk space for the Sibelius Sounds library (optional installation)
  • DVD-ROM drive (only for Media Pack)
  • Internet connection required for software download and activation


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