Historically, MuseScore has had two mobile apps for Android: a paid one (Songbook) and a free one (MuseScore). There's also a desktop version of MuseScore where users can have Pro accounts that are not linked to any of the apps which means they can't use their premium features there.
The vast majority of users use MuseScore Android to browse scores and in only a couple of years of its existence, about a million users have launched it at least once. These numbers inspire us to move forward and continue improving MuseScore products even further.
Today, I want to announce a significant update that will be released shortly and after which MuseScore will transition to a cross-platform Freemium model.
This means that we'll unify subscriptions and accounts of the two existing apps and the desktop version of MuseScore. This way, Pro users from desktop will finally be able to use all premium features of the mobile app which will help us concentrate our efforts on improving it.
Why are we doing this?
Our business model is 'Make products, not content'
We put a lot of effort into improving our products. Mobile apps are a direction that we deem one of the most prospective ones and where we put the most effort into.
While some companies make their apps free in stores but ask money for the access to scores, we negotiate with right holders of the scores in order to give our users free access to all public scores provided by our community.
We're searching for new competitive monetization models that will allow us to stay on par with market's powerhouses and we want to achieve this by continuously improving our services.
All scores should be available to everyone
This is our core value. Any user from any device should have the most convenient way of accessing scores. The main advantage of the freemium model is that it allows all users to explore the app and upgrade their access if they like it enough. And by 'like' we firstly mean quickly and easily finding what users need or getting a lot of views on their own scores.
Freemium works, it's how the majority of the mobile apps operate
We believe that the freemium model is the most prospective way of the mobile app development and that it'll let us accumulate more resources for turning MuseScore Android from a simple score browser to an invaluable tool for any musician.
Pro users shouldn't have any restrictions when they use our products. From the very first day of our work, we've been thinking how to give more value to pro users. Since then, we've introduced a lot of new features most important of which is being able to access all features of the mobile app. Users who previously bought MuseScore Songbook will soon get the access to the full version of the MuseScore mobile app (to get the access you’ll need to log in to your new account).
Freemium means free
We'd like to note that these changes don't mean our apps will be hidden behind a paywall. The key functions of the app such as search and playback will remain free. However, some extra features like the offline access, opening scores from the local storage and a couple of others will be paid.
We want more feedback and more ideas
We want to make our apps the best and the most useful for beginners and pros alike. That’s why we want to implement as many helpful instruments as we can and looking forward to receiving feedback from you. Bringing all products together will let us concentrate on developing them. If you have any questions or ideas, feel free to share them here or in the ‘Improving MuseScore’ group. Thanks for reading!
Many of my older scores that use VideoScores as "Default Audio" no longer play when the user presses the play button. For instance: https://musescore.com/mike_magatagan/scores/213471 .
If I go to "Manage Audio", select the VideoScore and uncheck "Default Audio", the score plays normally.
There does not appear to be anything in error with the underlying VideoScore and this feature was working last month. I'm hoping this can fixed on the web-side as I have many scores that are affected by this issue and there is no user remedy for the listener; disabling the "Default Audio" is not an option when custom audio was used.
In this release, we published major fixes related to crashes and freezes of the interface.
* Fixed the problem of "black screen" while opening a score.
* Fixed a lot of freezes.
* Fixed "without auth" mode.
If you run into problems, I’m waiting for you in the comments under this post.
I downloaded the app on my smartphone (android version 4.2.2) but unfortunately the scores do not open up and I only see a blank page. However i can listen to the score and choose other settings since the blue bars appear. I would truly appreciate your help.
Thank you in advance
When I open MuseScore, my collections are empty. How do I restore them?
Did MuseScore just run out of money, switch to a new IT staff (idk the technical names of anything development related), or just completely give up on life? It seems as though the site was great before and Songbook was good. Since then everything has gone to crap with poor costumer support/money scams, new daily bugs, and old function-breaking bugs. You can’t even play scores without the musescore app. I hope made the point clear for anyone living under a rock for the past several months, I just want to know if anyone knows the story on this sites downfall?
Our latest update brought the correction of network requests and the freezes of UI, as well as the long-awaited export to PDF by parts.
1. Opening scores.
If you encounter problems in this release, please share details so that we quickly fix the problem.
I just noticed a few minutes ago that some users had their profile pictures bordered with black and showing the pic in it's entirety rather than having it filled within the profile picture circle. Does anyone know anything about this or has anyone seen the same thing as I did?
Problem 1: paragraph breaks are removed, so the resulting format looks horrible.
Problem 2: trying to re-edit a message fails, with the message content truncated.
Example of an edit failure (Problem 2). When I try to edit my reply in this thread:
the message content is truncated after the text " Je pense que Mark fait référence "...
Just noticed that the whitespace (Carriage control and paragraph separation) is being removed from all descriptions add to MuseScore.com scores making formatted descriptions appear as a monolithic blob
Once you had signed in on your account in Musescore 2 you could easily upload your scores to the website without re-entering username and password. In Musescore 3 this feature disappeared. I would really like it back. Could that be done? Adrie
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I created a musescore dark theme, that is available at userstyles.org. To aply it you have to get the addon stylish or stylus.
I just wanted to inform you people, that there are ways, to use musescore in a more eyepleasing way at nocturnal hours. (not talking about taste here;) )
Other styles are available too. Also there are diffrent addons to globaly change your browser. Just browse the addon /plugin pages of your webbrowser.
Thought I mention this, because a while ago, I asked myself here if something like that is possible to the developers, while some other people also where interested.
Today marks the release of MuseScore Piano Roll. Piano Roll is a popular and convenient method to display piano notation in a way that not only simplifies learning a new piece for novice musicians who lack a teacher, it also beautifully visualizes each score.
(Video captured from https://musescore.com/classicman/scores/33715 )
Give it a try by simply clicking on the Piano Roll icon now available on all solo piano scores. Be sure to tell us what you think in Improving MuseScore.com!
All of these improvements are designed to not only make MuseScore.com the most valuable resource online for sharing and discovering great musical works but for learning them as well.
We hope you’ll be as excited about this new feature as we were to create it for you, and as always we look forward to your feedback.
This is just the first of an exciting series of updates and releases for MuseScore PianoRoll; we're already hard at work on improving the experience!
What's the longest word that you can say, fluently? The longest that I can say fluently is: pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis.
I learned that just so I could say it to my friend who has read the dictionary. LOL! :)
Why must I write every time my email and my password when I try to save a new score online? It should be saved once only (like in the previous versione MuseScore 2) so that I don't need to digit it again and again.
Buenos días - - POR FAVOR COMO HAGO, PARA ELIMINAR DOS TEMAS QUE IMPORTÉ DE .pdf, por error de mi parte ? - - se trata del tema que está en COLA, y el otro tema también - - gracias - - sds. cordiales - - QUISIERA ADJUNTARLES CAPTURA DE PANTALLA, PERO ME PARECER, QUE NO ME LO PERMITE.
(Como se hace - también - para subir un archivo ?)- Gracias de nuevo.
MuseScore 2 users end up at https://musescore.com/import following the Import PDF option in their software. Nothing on that page indicates that they won't be able to open the resulting file, as that is now in the MS3 format.
Please add a clear statement showing which musescore version is used on the backend to generate this file.
So how’s life? Does anyone else think that it is quiet here?
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