Julie, our leading lady in business development, shares her experience of working in New York and what it’s like to explore the international sheet music business and sign up new publishers for Gustaf.
Aymeric, Music Engraving and Software Engineer at neoScores, puts into words how the atmosphere of flexibility and freedom has helped him expand his tech skills and grow his experience in web app programming.
Hans, Software Engineer at neoScores, reminisces about the early days at neoScores, when the product had just started to grow from an idea to an actual platform, and the beauty of not having to choose between music and technology.
Peter, our CEO talks about how being the odd one out in an already diverse team is not a disadvantage, but a benefit, and how employees with different backgrounds, focuses and opinions make for a stronger team.
Senne, one of our software engineers, talks about following Gustaf from code to pitch, and going on a road trip with the team.
Our Gustaf store manager talks about being part of a tech start-up and changing her assumptions on what music notation is, by getting acquainted with the MusicXML format being used in the Gustaf App.
As neoScores has grown from a great idea to a fine company, it was time to adjust the organization of the company. Our goal is to be the preferred partner of the sheet music publishers and at the same time offer the best digital experience to musicians. We felt that in order to grow the company further, we need a different type of leadership.
A question that often crops up is what the “core repertoire” of a classical musician looks like? And what should it contain for a jazz pianist? Or for a country singer? While not 100% defined, there seems to be a general consensus among experts of the respective genres what should definitely be in it.
The next issue that obviously pops up is related to the size of such repertoire and how it profits from online distribution.
neoScores is proud to have been awarded a Seal of Excellence by Horizon 2020, the EU framework for Research and Innovation 2014–2020. The Seal of Excellence confirms that our project proposal GUSTAFGO2EU, an EU champion for selling and playing digital sheet music, was “successful in a highly competitive evaluation process as an innovative project proposal”.
Here at neoScores we spend a lot of time thinking about and analysing where this industry is heading. As with every business, one can expect the effects of internet and digitalization to kick in at some point. Unlike what we’ve seen in the music and book industry, these disruptive forces have taken a long time to materialize.