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Steinberg opens new UK R&D centre

Erica Basnicki 9 November 2012
Steinberg opens new UK R&D centre

Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH has announced that it is establishing a new research and development centre in the UK, to focus on developing software for the music notation and education markets.   The London-based office will begin its operations within the month, at a location that has yet to be announced.   Steinberg has confirmed that 11 former Sibelius employees will be joining the new R&D centre. Avid closed the UK Sibelius office in July of this year, causing a public outcry from users of the popular notation software.   One such employee is former Sibelius senior project manager, Daniel Spreadbury, who joins Steinberg’s UK office as product marketing manager: “As musicians, we are very excited to be joining Steinberg, a company whose unrivaled tradition of ground-breaking technologies we have always admired. As a development team, we are looking forward to bringing our extensive experience to bear on a new generation of products, designed by musicians for musicians.”   Heading Steinberg’s new team is Ben Timms, also previously with Sibelius: “I’m delighted and proud that we are becoming part of the Steinberg family. Our collective expertise combined with Steinberg’s world-leading products and technologies can only mean exciting things for the customers.”   Marketing director at Steinberg – purchased by Yamaha for $28.5 million eight years ago – Frank Simmerlein, added: “Steinberg has a good standing in both the education and composing markets, but we’ve always believed that these markets and its customers deserve the best support we can give. Therefore we are more than delighted to have found the perfect team of extremely talented and experienced individuals to make this possible in the foreseeable future.”   www.steinberg.net                                          

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