Belgian startup neoScores is aiming to help musicians abandon their paper copies and move online with a platform for hosting and interacting with their music. A cool aspect of the cross-platform service, which is available on iOS, Android, is that it’s interactive, letting users highlight various parts, filter out sections, and share it with buddies.
The service is free to basic users, but those looking to upload more than 25 files will need to pay 3,99 Euro per month (or 39,99 Euro for a full year if that is what suits the user). Other premium features being offered include a metronome, transposition, the ability to save annotations, the ability to listen to scores, a tuning device, and more to come.
Saar Dietvorst from neoScores tells me that the company was founded in 2013 and then they released a beta version of the service in January of this year. Then, last week, they officially launched. The company is not talking about their external funding, but would say that they have support, in areas such as marketing and R&D, from iMinds and StartIt. Dietvorst says that the service has attracted 3,000 users to this point. The company says that they are going to be busy early next year, as January will mark the beginning of an active marketing campaign towards musicians in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg.
There are already competitors in the sheet music market, such as Sheet Music Plus, 8notes, and others, but those are more geared towards those who are seeking to find a particular piece of music or are looking for lessons.