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What happened?!

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 site's downfall?

Overall the issues with bugs in the website and app have been a major turnoff for me and the fellow users I know irl and got involved in MuseScore in the first place. 

EDIT: *Money scams- too strong of a phase, my apologies. I was referring to the trouble cancelling a free trail and the subsequent $49.99 charge for an unwanted annual membership.

Goodbye&Commemoration

Soon, I will be turning 18 and I will leave this group (although you will still see me hanging around actively on the other discussion groups), I just wanted to thank everyone who has been active in the Young Composer Group. Also, the admins of course, for keeping this great place running. :)

This group has meant a lot to me, as I had a place to start and not feel any pressure in screwing up. And, to be honest my pieces back then were just as bad as you would imagine a self taught teenager would be. Well, a lot has changed, so please don't go comment in my Op. 2 or something saying how good the piece is (unless you think it's fun to tease me)... :P 

One of my first scores I posted here was my waltz Op.13, and by coincidence or rather serendipity, the score just reached over 1000 views a few weeks ago, so, I thought I'll end it where it all started. So, in commemoration of 1k views I have updated the waltz and of course feel free to write me a comment.  https://musescore.com/colorsofsound1/scores/5184280

This is it, my journey of being a self-taught teen has ended. I am stepping into the shoes of an adult composer, and that journey is just getting started. 

See you around! 

Glenn Gould and Bach

Here are two YT videos which might be interesting for friends of Gould and those who want to get to know his understanding of J. S. Bach's music:

https://youtu.be/bP-te0P_rE8?list=RDbP-te0P_rE8

This is a CBC TV production from the 60s in which Gould gives a short but precise introduction to Bach's music and his position as a composer who was

"misunderstood, but certainly not because he was years ahead of his time but generations behind it."


https://youtu.be/exD8bhJP1eo

In this video, Gould gives an (rather monological :) ) interview to the well-known director Bruno Monsaingeon, who made also films with Menuhin etc . Their conversation's topic are Bach's fugues (but not only those from the "Kunst der Fuge", as the title might pretend). Gould briefly analyses and performes e.g. BWV 878 (E major) and BWV 891 (Bb minor).

Enjoy!

MuseScore Viewing Online

Whenever I go to listen to scores online with my iPad or iPhone, the viewing is super buggy. Two examples are:

1. At a certain point in the piece, the playback will just stop, and won’t continue with the piece.
2. If I try to click on a different measure to listen to, it just goes back to the beginning and not to that measure.

Any help would be appreciated.

Scores not playing when the play button is pressed (seems to be related to default audio)

Folks,

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.

Thanks!

MuseScore's transition to Freemium and cross-platform access

Hello everyone,

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!