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. Sheet music is dead, long live sheet music!
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.
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 data is an endless source for smart adaptations for blind and partially sighted, gamers, developers or visual artist.
The OpenScore editions will be released into the Public Domain using Creative Commons Zero, allowing unlimited copying, adapting and sharing. The sky is the limit, without having to pay a penny.