Music digitalisation

In the creative and cultural sectors, there are a lot of activities that are traditionally analog or that require face to face interaction, but several tools enable us to turn them into a digital format, or at least give it a digital twist to make them more engaging and accessible. We decided to use music as an example on how to do this.

Music has traditionally very strict learning processes, but it is also an area full of possibilities. As an artistic area, music can be very accessible for different target audiences with the right activities and tools (including participants with no music background), especially when we use innovative methods and unconventional instruments and softwares.

We decided to highlight two digital tools and one project, click on each case study to know how they can be useful for your activities: 


Remixlive is an app that allows you to create music using your favorite device (smartphone, computer or tablet) without the need for additional hardware. Using it is very simple and intuitive, without needing any kind of background in formal music education.


MuseScore for everyone

MuseScore is a multilingual open source music notation software,
economically and socially accessible. It features an intuitive WYSIWYG editor(WYSIWYG stands for What You See Is What You Get) with audio playback of scores for excellent visual and audio results.


Digitópia is a digital music platform based at Casa da Música in Oporto, which encourages the act of listening, performance and musical creation. Based on digital tools, although not exclusively, Digitópia emphasizes collaborative musical creation, software design, music education, social inclusion, aiming to emerge multicultural communities of performers, composers, curious and music lovers.