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New products on tap for Finale music notation business

Minneapolis – March 2, 2012 – MakeMusic, Inc. (NASDAQ: MMUS), world leaders in music technology, today  announced upcoming releases of its flagship solutions of Finale  notation software.

“Beginning with the January announcement of our  first Finale iPad app release, we broke from past practices of waiting  to announce Finale releases until launch. We believe our worldwide  customers, channel partners and shareholders all benefit from open  communication of our launch plans as they are established,” said Karen  van Lith, MakeMusic CEO.

In concert with the company’s commitment  to communicate launch plans, MakeMusic is announcing the release of  several new Finale notation products through the remainder of 2012:

Finale SongWriter – Available on March 8, Finale SongWriter 2012 can be downloaded at www.finalemusic.com for $49.95. SongWriter contains many expanded features beyond what is  available in the free Finale NotePad, such as auto-harmonization,  real-time music entry, expanded page layout controls and .MP3 export.  Finale SongWriter is a perfect starting notation program for students  and songwriters.


Finale iPad viewer – Arriving in  May, the Finale iPad viewer is a free app that liberates musicians from  carrying and managing printed music, making it easy to have thousands of  pieces of music accessible at rehearsals and gigs. Unlike the printed  page, the Finale viewer app has playback capability to facilitate  learning and selection of new titles. Additionally, users can quickly  print scores to any AirPrint printer. Music for the iPad app can be  created using the Finale family of notation software.


Finale 2012b – Arriving in June, this release will be free to all owners of Finale  2012. Broader in scope than past updates, Finale 2012b will include  further improvements to features added in 2012, address top customer  requests and provide new features to help users create digital sheet  music.

“We are excited about the rapid pace of advancement in our  Finale software development, and are committed to continually deliver a  superior solution for musicians, whatever their need and preferred  device may be,” said van Lith. “We share our customers’ devotion to  music, which is evident in everything we deliver.”

More details about Finale can be found at http://www.finalemusic.com.

Connect with fans via social networks from the Finale and SmartMusic Community pages.

About MakeMusic, Inc.
MakeMusic®, Inc. is a world leader in music technology whose mission  is to develop and market solutions that transform how music is  composed, taught, learned and performed. For more than 20 years, Finale®  has been the industry standard in music notation software, enabling  composers, arrangers, musicians, teachers, students and publishers to  create, edit, audition, print and publish musical scores. MakeMusic is  also the creator of SmartMusic® education software that is transforming  the way students practice. With SmartMusic, students and teachers have  access to thousands of band, orchestra and vocal pieces allowing  students to practice with background accompaniment and get immediate  feedback on their performance. SmartMusic allows teachers to  individualize instruction and document the progress of every student.  The SmartMusic® Inbox™, an Android™ and Apple® mobile application,  provides additional access for teachers to review, grade and comment on  student assignments. MusicXML™ is an Internet-friendly way to publish  musical scores, enabling musicians to distribute interactive sheet music  online and to use sheet music files with a wide variety of musical  applications. Garritan™ sound libraries provide musicians with  state-of-the-art virtual instruments with the playback quality of a live  performance. Additional information about this Minnesota company can be  found at
www.makemusic.com.

Cautionary Statements
Certain  statements found in this release may constitute forward-looking  statements as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform  Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements reflect the speaker’s current  views with respect to future events and include any statement that does  not directly relate to a current or historical fact. Our forward-looking  statements in this release relate to our development investment and  Finale notation product release schedules. Forward-looking statements  cannot be guaranteed and actual results may vary materially due to the  uncertainties for MakeMusic. These include, but are not limited to: (i)  our ability to successfully implement product development and growth  initiatives; (ii) risks relating to turnover among key personnel; (iii)  our ability to maximize the benefits of recent acquisitions; (iv) market  acceptance of our products; (v) the impact of changing technology on  our product upgrades; and (vii) those factors described from time to  time in our reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission (including  our Annual Report on Form 10-K). Investors should not consider any list  of such factors to be an exhaustive statement of all of the risks,  uncertainties or potentially inaccurate assumptions investors should  take into account when making investment decisions. Shareholders and  other readers should not place undue reliance on “forward-looking  statements,” as such statements speak only as of the date of this  release. We do not intend to update publicly or revise any  forward-looking statements.

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