Sibelius 8 - Installation

This tutorial will guide you through the steps for downloading and installing the Sibelius application.

If you received Sibelius on or after May 2018, please use this guide instead:


Step 1. Access your Tech Pack and locate your physical Sibelius Download Code(We recommend saving all codes, for any future reinstallations)




Step 2. Navigate to and log into your Avid Account.  If you do not possess an Avid Account, utilize the section on the right to create your Avid ID.



Step 3. Access your Avid Account and click "Avid Software Activation and Download".



Step 4. Input the Download Code you received in your Tech Pack and click "Activate Product Subscription".



Step 5. You will then be redirect to the "My Products and Subscriptions" screen.  Once here, copy the listed Verification Code and click the Identit-e link provided to be directed to their site.



Step 6. Paste your Verification Code and click ">continue".



Step 7. Enter your User Information and set your "User Type" to Student.



Step 8. When prompted to enter your email address, you are REQUIRED to enter your Full Sail Student Email.  You will not be able to activate your product if an alternate email is used!



Step 9. Enter your Verification Information.



Step 10. Once completed; a verification email will be sent to your Full Sail account, containing your final Sibelius Download Code.



Step 11. Navigate back to your Avid Account and click "My Products and Subscriptions".  Paste the Sibelius Download Code, located within the previous Identit-e email, in the "Activation Code" field and click "Verify".



Step 12. You will now be able to access your Sibelius download through the "Show" link provided by "Product Details and Download Links".



Step 13. Click "Sibelius 8.0 installer (Mac)" to begin the download of Sibelius. 

*Please take note of your System ID and Activation ID, you will need these to finalize your Sibelius activation.*



Step 14. Double click the install file from within your "Downloads" folder to launch the Sibelius Installer.




Step 15. Follow the Sibelius installation prompts to complete the install of the application.



Step 16. Navigate to your "Applications" folder and launch Sibelius.  You will then be prompted to activate Sibelius.



Step 17. This will launch the "AvidApplicationManager" app, where you will then need to click the "Licensing" tab.


If the above screen does not display after clicking "Activate" in Step 16, you may access it by searching for "AvidApplicationManager" with the Spotlight Tool. (The Magnifying Glass icon at the upper right corner of your screen.)



Step 18. Change the "Activation Method" to Online and enter the System ID and Activation ID provided under your Avid Account profile's "My Products and Subscriptions".  (See Step 13)



Step 19. Congratulations!  Your Sibelius software is now activate.



Step 20. At this time, you will want to navigate back to "My Products and Subscriptions" under your Avid Account and download the "Sibelius Sounds" Library.

*Please note, this is a 23.37GB file.  As such; it may take several hours to download, depending on your location's connection speeds.  We highly recommend hard-lining your Mac to an internet connection via an Ethernet Cable, to maximize your download speeds and minimize errors.*



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