"OpenScore wants to digitise and liberate all public domain sheet music, including the great classics of Mozart, Beethoven and Bach. Our community aims to transfer history’s most influential pieces from paper into interactive scores which you can listen to, edit and share. Together, we can make sheet music accessible to everyone. For free, for any purpose, for evermore.
A MUSIC REVOLUTION: The power of digital.
With your help, we can bring static sheet music to life again. By creating new interactive editions, we unlock endless possibilities. A true tipping point in music history. Because, unlike music on paper or PDF, digital scores allow convenient playback, editing and sharing. Digital scores can also be parsed by software tools for research, analysis and machine learning purposes.
Compare it to the interactive mapping revolution Google Maps set in motion in 2004. The internet fuelled dramatic and dynamic changes in the way we map our world today. Massive crowdsourcing projects like Wikipedia and Project Gutenberg have democratized knowledge, putting information and power in the hands of ordinary people. With OpenScore, we want to do the same for sheet music!
CREATED FOR MUSICIANS, BY MUSICIANS: The power of communities.
Digitizing public domain music is a huge undertaking. That’s why we will harness the power of the online community to produce crowdsourced transcriptions. OpenScore brings together the two largest sheet music communities to tackle this challenge: MuseScore and IMSLP. After transcription, all scores will be fully checked and reviewed to assure accuracy with the original pieces. Together, we can unlock old sheet music for free for everyone. Without any copyright restrictions.
FOR EVERYONE, FOR ANY PURPOSE
OpenScore aims to make sheet music accessible and adaptable for everyone, for any purpose. Whether you are a musicologist, publisher, teacher or student who is learning to read music. Whether you are an experienced composer producing his own medleys or newborn arranger making copies to share with friends. Furthermore, the unlocked open digital data is an endless source for smart adaptations for blind and partially sighted, gamers, developers or visual artist.
FOR FREE, FOR EVERMORE
The OpenScore editions will be released under Creative Commons Zero, allowing unlimited copying, adapting and sharing. You can use OpenScore editions to create your own musical arrangements, which you can publish and sell without having to pay a penny in royalties. The sky's the limit!"