FEBRUARY 2018
Ultimate Guitar + MuseScore
Ultimate Guitar transforms digital sheet music community MuseScore into a trusted and reliable music publishing partner
Ultimate Guitar acquired MuseScore with the mission to transform it into the world's largest online destination for legally licensed sheet music. One year later, MuseScore has used Ultimate Guitar's experience and relationships to successful negotiate licensing deals with major and independent music publishers alike.
What is MuseScore?
MuseScore consists of an open-source musical notation editor and a community of musicians who upload and view musical notation
Editor
The MuseScore Editor is an easy-to-use application that helps musicians to learn, create, and edit musical notation. The Editor is an open source desktop software application; we have over 150 developers from 35 countries contributing to the improvement of the app and its localization. The Editor supports more than 50 languages and is available for PC, Macintosh and Linux.
Catalog (website)
MuseScore's catalog is the most extensive archive of musical scores on the Internet. There are already over one million pieces of sheet music that have been created by both professional and amateur musicians, and there are thousands more added every day.
Mobile Applications
MuseScore has created mobile applications for both the Android and iOs platforms. This allows the MuseScore community a way to view and practice the MuseScore catalog on-the-go.
Ultimate Guitar: trusted and reliable partner
In 2007, Ultimate Guitar began negotiating directly with music publishers and was able to sign the world's first digital tablature licensing deal, and by 2010, Ultimate Guitar had deals with thousands of music publishers.

Ultimate Guitar has licenses with thousands of publishers and artists to use the songs on the service, earning rights holders millions of dollars annually. Ultimate Guitar including Sony/ATV Music, EMI, Alfred, Hal Leonard, Peermusic, Faber and Music Sales. Additionally, Ultimate Guitar has a license agreement with The Harry Fox Agency through which ten of thousands of other publishers can grant rights to Ultimate Guitar to allow users to use and share guitar tablatur
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"Alfred Music is deeply committed to supporting the rights of musicians, composers and other creative people, including their right to be compensated fairly for use of the product of their labor. Alfred Music is happy to work with legal, royalty-bearing digital music services such as Ultimate Guitar who share that same commitment."
James Grupenhoff
Director of Licensing, Alfred Music
"Sony/ATV is pleased to be in business with Ultimate Guitar not only because it is a great online destination for guitar and bass tabs, but also because Ultimate Guitar recognizes the importance of being properly licensed, so that songwriters can be properly paid for their work."You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards."
Michael Abitbol
Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Sony/ATV Music
EMI
Alfred
Music is a powerful thing. It makes us all better people; it connects us to each other. It makes the good times better and the bad times a little less painful. I want to empower the MuseScore community to build the platform and create the content that will allow everyone to have music affect them the way it already moves those of us who are here today.

Eugeny Naidenov, Ultimate Guitar founder
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