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Sibelius Ultimate Upgrade (was Sibelius 8)

Upgrade to Sibelius Ultimate (was Sibelius 8) from Sibelius 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 7.5 & 8 (academic and professional versions)!

The Sibelius Ultimate Annual Upgrade Plan includes 12 months of upgrades/support. Buy from the Sibelius Experts with Very Competitive Prices and Fast Free Delivery!

Upgrade to Sibelius Ultimate (was Sibelius 8) Today

If you have the 'full' version of Sibelius already (Sibelius 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 7.5, 8, Ultimate) you can upgrade to the full latest version of Sibelius Ultimate.


Note: A new perpetual license of Sibelius Ultimate comes with an 'Annual Upgrade Plan' - before this 'Annual Upgrade Plan' expires you can purchase a 'Renewal' to keep you up-to-date. If you do not renew before it ends you will need a 'New Upgrade Plan' instead. Note: Sibelius First and Sibelius 2018 onwards are not eligible for any of 'upgrades' above so please see the 'trade-up' below instead if you wish to trade-up to Sibelius Ultimate.


Or, Trade-Up from Sibelius First:

If you have the 'cut down' Sibelius First software and want to move onto the full version you can purchase a 'trade-up' version of Sibelius Ultimate at a discounted price.

Professional Users

If you have Sibelius Student (RRP approx. £99), Sibelius First, G7, Sibelius Instrumental Teacher Edition or Sibelius 2018 onwards you can 'trade-up' to Sibelius Ultimate at a special discounted price.

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Students and Teachers

Exactly the same as the standard trade-up but with a big academic discount included in the price for students and teachers. Upgrades you from Sibelius First to the full Sibelius Ultimate software.

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Or, Crossgrade:

If you have the been using other notation software and want to move onto Sibelius Ultimate you can purchase a 'crossgrade' version of Sibelius Ultimate at a discounted price. If you have full version of Finale, Encore, Notion or Mosaic you can 'crossgrade' to Sibelius Ultimate at a special price. Start using Sibelius Ultimate today - the number 1 notation tool in the world.

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Upgrade to Sibelius Ultimate today

Upgrade to the latest version of the worlds leading music notation software, Sibelius Ultimate. This Sibelius Ultimate Annual Upgrade Plan will take you from Sibelius 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,  7.5 or 8 (academic student/teacher or professional versions) to the latest version of Sibelius, Sibelius Ultimate. Included with Sibelius Annual Upgrade Plan is 12 months of upgrades and support so its never been a better time to upgrade to Sibelius Ultimate - so why wait, upgrade now!

Key Points

  • Includes 12 months of upgrades  - keep up-to-date
  • Install New Features as they are Developed/Released by Avid
  • Includes 12 months of support 
  • Compatible with PC & MAC
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Sibelius Ultimate's *NEW* 12 Month Upgrade Plans

Avid have changed how Sibelius Ultimate upgrades work – Avid will make available new software feature upgrades as they are developed.  To be eligible for these continued upgrades, you now purchase a 'Sibelius Ultimate Annual Upgrade Plan' which gives you 12 months of upgrades and support. You then renew (optional) your 'Sibelius Ultimate Annual Upgrade Plan' every year ongoing. Note: This is the only way you can now upgrade and stay current with the latest version of Sibelius Ultimate. New features available now/coming soon:

  • 12 Months of Upgrades - stay on the latest version
  • 12 Months of Support - access help
  • 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 - get up and running faster with a simpler activation process

Sibelius Ultimate Upgrade FAQs

Which versions of Sibelius Ultimate will the Sibelius Annual Upgrade Plan upgrade me from?

The Sibelius Ultimate Annual Upgrade Plan will upgrade you from the 'academic student/teacher' and 'professional versions' of Sibelius 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 7.5 or 8 and will take you to the latest version of Sibelius, which is currently Sibelius Ultimate. The Annual Upgrade Plan also includes 12 months of support/upgrades. Note: if you purchased the cut-down version of Sibelius called 'Sibelius Student' for around £99, Sibelius First or Sibelius 2012 onwards this product will not upgrade you - please see the 'trade-up' options above if you wish to upgrade these products.

What do I need to upgrade with a Sibelius Ultimate Annual Upgrade Plan?

All you will need is your existing Sibelius serial number. Then once you receive your Sibelius Ultimate Annual Upgrade Plan you simply use your existing serial number with the upgrade code included. If you do not know your Sibelius serial number simply open up your existing old version of Sibelius on your computer and press the 'PRT SCN' (or print screen) button on your computer keyboard just above the arrow keys when the 'splash screen' pops up just before Sibelius loads. This will then 'copy your screen' and you can go into another program like Microsoft Word or Microsoft Paint and 'edit > paste' and it will paste your screen shot so you can easily make a note of your Sibelius serial number.

When does my Sibelius Ultimate Annual Upgrade Plan start?

With the Sibelius Ultimate Annual Upgrade Plan (included with Sibelius Annual Upgrade Plans, Sibelius Crossgrades and Sibelius Trade-Up) you get 12 months of upgrades and support. This period starts as soon as you install/activate your Sibelius Ultimate

Which notation software can I 'crossgrade' from with a Sibelius Ultimate Crossgrade?

To be eligible for the 'crossgrade' you must own a full version license of Finale, Encore, Notion or Mosaic. The cut-down versions of these products (e.g. PrintMusic, Songwriter, Notepad, Allegro in the Finale family; MusicTime Deluxe in the Encore family; and Protégé or Progression in the Notion family) are NOT eligible.  

Which notation software can I 'trade-up' from with a Sibelius Ultimate Trade-Up?

To be eligible for the 'trade-up' the serial number of your existing Sibelius product must begin with Z (Sibelius Student), X (Sibelius First), G (G7), or Y (Sibelius Instrumental Teacher Edition), or the Activation ID for your copy of Sibelius First must begin with SFAA. Sibelius 2012 onwards is also eligible.  

What is PhotoScore Ultimate & AudioScore Ultimate?

You can scan in music into Sibelius Ultimate with PhotoScore Ultimate and then edit it! Sing or play through a microphone and AudioScore Ultimate will notate what you play - you can then edit further in Sibelius Ultimate! See the following links for more info: Sibelius Ultimate Annual Upgrade Plan with PhotoScore & AudioScore Ultimate.

Should I choose the boxed or download version?

The 'boxed' and 'download' versions are the same in that you download Sibelius Ultimate - the only difference is that the 'boxed' version is supplied in a physical box (with a download card) and the 'download' version is supplied via email.

How many computers can I install Sibelius Ultimate on?

The license is a '1 user', however you can install Sibelius Ultimate on upto 2 computers/macs as long as they are in the same household and not used simultaneously.

What happens if I do not renew my Sibelius Ultimate Annual Upgrade Plan?

If you decide not to renew your 'Sibelius Ultimate Annual Upgrade Plan' (included Sibelius Ultimate Annual Upgrade Plans, Sibelius Ultimate Crossgrades and Sibelius Ultimate Trade-Up), before it ends you will be able to keep the current version of Sibelius Ultimate and continue to use it ongoing after your 'Sibelius Ultimate Annual Upgrade Plan' ends. Note: if you choose this option and lapse your 'Sibelius Ultimate Annual Upgrade Plan' renewal and want to have the latest version of Sibelius Ultimate at a later date you will then have two options;

  • Option 1: Purchase a ‘Sibelius Ultimate Annual Subscription’ which will give you a year’s worth of use, support and upgrades.  Like any subscription, the terms needs to be renewed at the expiration or the software will cease to work.

Is Sibelius 2018 compatible with earlier versions of Sibelius?

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

What are the PC and MAC system requirements?

Below you will find the recommended minimum requirements:

Windows 64-bit Windows 7 (SP1 or later), Windows 8.1 (not Windows RT) or Windows 10, 1+ GB of RAM, 1 GB hard disk space for Sibelius software only, Internet connection required for software download and activation

Mac Mac OS X 10.9, 10.10, 10.11, 10.12 or 10.13, 1+ GB of RAM 1 GB hard disk space for Sibelius software only, Internet connection required for software download and activation

If using the Sibelius Sounds library it is recommended to have 4+ GB of RAM, 36 GB hard disk space (SSD preferred) & ASIO compatible audio interface or sound card (Windows only).


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