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Sibelius Ultimate (was Sibelius 8) Download – for MAC & PC

Download Sibelius Ultimate (formally Sibelius 8) from the Experts with Very Competitive Prices and 12 Months of Upgrades/Support! Get instant access - download links sent via email in usually 10-20 minutes (24/7)!


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You can either purchase Sibelius Ultimate (was Sibelius 8) Download as a professional user (anyone) or as a student/teacher - both versions are identical apart from the student/teacher version includes a massive academic discount. Or if you already have an older version of Sibelius you can upgrade to the latest version, Sibelius Ultimate, with a Sibelius Ultimate Annual Upgrade Plan. All of the following Sibelius Ultimate Downloads are sent to you via email - we automatically email download link(s) usually within 10-20 minutes (24/7) after purchase so you can start using Sibelius Ultimate straight away on a 30 day fully functional trial - we will then send your actual license/instructions usually within 48 hours via email. Here are the options:

Sibelius Ultimate Download

Download Sibelius Ultimate (formally Sibelius 8) now and get instant access (usually within 10-20 minutes 24/7) to the industry standard music notation software! Included with Sibelius Ultimate is an Annual Upgrade Plan which gives you 12 months of support and upgrades - Sibelius Ultimate is also included which will be available soon! So what are you waiting for, download Sibelius Ultimate now.

Key Points

  • The industry standard amongst professional composers/musicians
  • 12 months of upgrades included - download/install new features as they are released
  • 12 months of support - just in case you need some help
  • Compatible with PC & MAC
  • 'Save as' and 'open' Sibelius 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 7.5 & 8 files
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What’s new in Sibelius Ultimate?

Sibelius Ultimate (was Sibelius 8) Download now includes 12 months of upgrades and support. Whereas in the past Sibelius launched a major version update every few years, they are now releasing small updates more frequently throughout the year so that you can get access to new features as they are developed/released. New features available now/coming soon:

  • Includes 12 Months of Upgrades - download/install the latest versions as they are developed/released.
  • Includes 12 Months of Support
  • Multi-touch Gestures - On your laptop trackpad or Surface Pro 3 you can use multi-touch gestures to navigate/edit scores.
  • Write music with a pen - add/edit notes using a pen on your Surface Pro
  • Notes & Comments - write notes and comments for you or others
  • Easy Activation - simpler activation process to get you up and running faster

Sibelius Ultimate Download FAQs

Can I download Sibelius Ultimate for MAC & PC straight away?

After you place you order we will automatically (24/7) email you a download link usually within 10-20 minutes. This email will give you instructions in how to download Sibelius Ultimate on a fully functional trial (MAC or PC) so you can get started straight away. Then usually within 48 hours (Mon - Sat 9:30pm to 5:30pm) we will email you your actual license code(s) and instructions. 

How to download Sibelius Ultimate for MAC OSX or PC

You will need to download the 'Sibelius Ultimate installer' and the 'Sibelius Ultimate Sounds Library installer'. The files are around 40GB in total, with the 'Sibelius Ultimate Sounds Library Installer' being the largest one at around 36GB. If you have a slow internet connection or need to get started ASAP you could just install the 'Sibelius Ultimate installer' and Sibelius Ultimate will default to using standard midi sounds (low quality sounds) - then you can (optional) install the 'Sibelius Ultimate Sounds Library installer' at a later date to add the high quality Sibelius Ultimate Sounds Library.

Is the 'download' version the same as the 'boxed' version?

Yes, the download version of Sibelius Ultimate are identical to the boxed versions of Sibelius Ultimate apart from the boxed version is supplied in a fancy physical box (with download card) and the download version is supplied via email. You also have to 'download' Sibelius Ultimate for the 'boxed' and 'download' versions of Sibelius Ultimate - in the boxed version you get a 'download card' inside the box with download instructions. 

Can I install Sibelius Ultimate on more than 1 computer/MAC?

You can download and install Sibelius Ultimate on up to 2 computers/macs as long as they are in the same household and not used simultaneously.

When does my Sibelius Ultimate Annual Upgrade Plan start?

All versions of Sibelius Ultimate come with an Annual Upgrade Plan which gives you 12 months of upgrades and support. Your Annual Upgrade Plan will start as soon as you install/activate Sibelius Ultimate.

Is Sibelius Ultimate compatible with earlier versions of Sibelius?

Sibelius can open and save as Sibelius 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 7.5, 8 and Ultimate files.

What are the PC and MAC system requirements?

Below you will find the recommended minimum requirements:


  • Windows 10, Windows 11
  • 1+ GB of RAM
  • 1 GB hard disk space for Sibelius software only
  • Internet connection is required for software download and activation


  • Mac OS 10.14, 10.15, 11.0, 12, 13
  • 1+ GB of RAM 1 GB hard disk space for Sibelius software only; 36 GB additional hard disk space for the Sibelius Sounds library (optional installation)
  • NOTE: the following storage device format is not supported
    • APFS (Case-sensitive)
    • APFS (Case-sensitive, Encrypted)
    • Mac OS Extended (Case-sensitive, Journaled)
    • Mac OS Extended (Case-sensitive, Journaled, Encrypted)
  • Internet connection is required for software download and activation

If using the Sibelius Sounds library it is also recommended to have:


  • 4+ GB of RAM
  • 36 GB hard disk space (SSD preferred)
  • ASIO compatible audio interface or sound card


  • 4+ GB of RAM
  • 36 GB hard disk space (SSD preferred)
  • NOTE: the following storage device format is not supported
    • APFS (Case-sensitive)
    • APFS (Case-sensitive, Encrypted)
    • Mac OS Extended (Case-sensitive, Journaled)
    • Mac OS Extended (Case-sensitive, Journaled, Encrypted)

(You can use Sibelius Sounds if your computer doesn't meet the recommended requirements, but you may find that you cannot use as many sounds simultaneously, and that sounds take a long time to load).


Using 3rd Party Virtual Instruments or hardware MIDI playback devices with Sibelius:

If you have a Virtual Instrument or hardware MIDI playback device that you wish to use, please check that a compatible sound set is available.

To ensure all the above is up to date please check this here.

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