.MUSICXML File Extension

MusicXML Sheet Music File

MusicXML allows musicians to collaborate using different music applications. It is the standard open format for exchanging digital sheet music. Plugins allow Sibelius and Finale to save MusicXML files...

General Information

Title MUSICXML File Extension
Extension .musicxml
Full Form MusicXML Sheet Music File
File Type Music Notation File
Developer Recordare
MIME Type application/vnd.recordare.musicxml+xml

File Function

Primary Function Store music notation
Additional Functions Print sheet music, Play music
Features Interchangeable, Standardized

File Characteristics

Quality High fidelity
Supports Layers Yes
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Music Engraving Yes
Educational Purposes Yes
Music Production Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Low
Best Practices Version control, Backup

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 2004
Latest Version MusicXML 4.0 (2020)

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .mxl, .mid, .sib

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Finale Paid Windows, Mac
Sibelius Paid Windows, Mac
MuseScore Free Windows, Mac, Linux