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NOTION™ Music Announces UK Office


(11th January 2007) - NOTION Music, creators of composition and performance software, have launched a UK office in response to its growing global customer base. Kris Karra, has been appointed as Managing Director of NOTION Music Ltd. UK.


NOTIONTM sofware was built using the sounds of the London Symphony Orchestra and all music samples were recorded at Abbey Road Studios.  Dedicated to inspiring musicians and encouraging music education across the globe, NOTIONTM Music hopes to build on it’s already strong ties with the UK music industy and public. 


Kris Karra brings a wealth of experience and has been involved with several start-up companies across North America as well as having consulted for large firms such as ADP, ISG, OneService, Cisco, and US Web/CKS. 


“Kris Karra’s appointment is the first major step in developing a stronger offering in the UK,” according to Lorri Jarrett, CEO of NOTION Music.


“We are extremely pleased to now have a base there.  We have firm roots in London and are confident that our presence there will help us to continue to build ties with the London musical community and UK customers.”


NOTION provides thousands of individual samples performed by the LSO, ideal for aspiring musicians, young composers, students and bands alike.  Meat Loaf recently used NOTIONTM software to augment the orchestra at a range of concerts in London.


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Notes to editors:

Since 1998, NOTION Music (formerly VirtuosoWorks) has been dedicated to creating and perfecting music composition software incorporating its passion, vast musical knowledge, the best programming, and of course, the finest musicians and recording technology in the world. The company has grown to more than 40 employees, and has received numerous awards recognizing its innovative vision in the software industry.  


The first NOTIONTM UK product launch, which took place in December 2006,  is composition and performance software, PROTÉGÉ, a new program that is easy enough for beginners and yet robust enough for seasoned musicians.


PROTÉGÉ allows musicians of all skill levels to write, rehearse and perform their compositions as if they were working with a full ensemble of musicians. By including more than 100,000 sounds recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios, and offering add-ons that include rock and rhythm section sounds, PROTÉGÉ gives users the freedom to explore their imaginations while composing music.