October 19, 2022—Louisville, CO

MakeMusic, makers of SmartMusic and Finale, announce that SmartMusic has a new name: MakeMusic Cloud.

For many years, our music-passionate team has worked hard to support music-making of all kinds. Beginning in 1995 with our accompaniment software Vivace, we have continuously worked to improve our solutions for musicians. In 2005, we evolved to a practice software, SmartMusic, and began transforming to a web-based platform in 2015.

The change in name, from SmartMusic to MakeMusic Cloud, aligns our product name and company name—a natural progression. As we look to our future plans that include improvement and expansion of our suite of tools, we feel confident that our new name, MakeMusic Cloud, will accurately describe our continuous work to support music-making.

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be updating more of our pages and resources with our new branding. Nothing is changing about current subscriptions; current customers will still have access to all of our powerful tools.


MakeMusic®, Inc. is a world leader in music technology whose mission is to develop and market solutions that transform how music is composed, taught, learned, and performed. MakeMusic’s MakeMusic Cloud (formerly SmartMusic®) interactive music learning software transforms the way students practice. With an online library of thousands of band, orchestra, and vocal pieces, students practice with background accompaniment and receive immediate feedback on their performance. Teachers leverage MakeMusic Cloud to individualize instruction and document the progress of every student. For more than 25 years, Finale® has been the industry standard in music notation software, enabling musicians worldwide to create, edit, audition, print, and publish musical scores. MakeMusic is also the creator of Garritan® sound libraries, providing state-of-the-art virtual instruments with the playback quality of a live performance, and MusicXML™, the internet-friendly way to publish musical scores, distribute interactive sheet music, and share music notation with a wide variety of software programs. Additional information can be found at makemusic.com.