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nkoda: Digital Sheet Music Subscription App

nkoda is a digital music score application that provides access to millions of pages of scores from the world’s leading publishers, including Bärenreiter, Boosey & Hawkes, Breitkopf & Härtel, Faber and Casa Ricordi.

Users can browse, download and mark up the scores. From solo piano scores to orchestral hire materials, all content can be accessed on your phone, tablet, or desktop.



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Important Note


The following sections are extracted from nkoda's End use agreement, sections 4 and 5. We strongly encourage you to take a look at other sections in the agreement as well.

4. What you are allowed to do

[Extracted from nkoda's End user agreement Section 4]

You may only use the App (a) for non-commercial, personal use (b) in accordance with the terms of this agreement (and in accordance with any applicable terms of any relevant third party service provider for the device to which you download, or on which you access or use, the App)  (c) for lawful purposes (complying with all applicable laws and regulations) and (d) in a responsible manner.

Subject to sections 4.3 and 5 below, you may retrieve and display content from the App on a computer or mobile device, and store the App in electronic form, incidentally in the normal course of the use of your device. Additional terms may also apply to certain features, parts or content of the App and, where they apply, those additional terms will be displayed on-screen or accessible via a link (and you will then have the opportunity to review and accept those additional terms).

The provision of content via the App does not grant you any rights of public performance and you should obtain a public performance licence where necessary.

5. What you are NOT allowed to do

[Extracted from nkoda's End user agreement Section 5]

Except to the extent expressly set out in this agreement, you are not allowed to (nor can you try to):

  1. republish, redistribute or re-transmit the App;
  2. copy or store the App, other than for your own personal use as permitted by these terms, and as may otherwise occur incidentally in the normal course of use of your browser, computer or mobile device;
  3. store the App on a server or other storage device connected to a network;
  4. pretend the App is your own or make it available for others to download, access or use (including, without limitation, by copying code from the App and/or creating any independent version of the App);
  5. create a database by systematically downloading and storing any content or other material or data from the App (other than User Content, as defined in section 9 below);
  6. deliberately remove or change any code within the App or content of the App (other than User Content, as defined in section 9 below), or attempt to circumvent or manipulate any security measures in the App, or otherwise interfere with the proper working of the App or any server on which it is hosted (in each case, whether directly or through the use of any separate software);
  7. use the App in a way that might damage our name or reputation or that of any of our affiliates or commercial partners;
  8. use any content or User Content (or any other part of the App) in a manner that:

(i)    permits the public performance of any content on the App unless you have entered into an agreement with the relevant publisher (or its authorised representative) for the hire of such content and only during the period of such hire;

(ii)   is not in compliance with applicable law or encourages any unlawful activity;

(iii)   is defamatory, criminally obscene, offensive, harassing and/or discriminatory;

(iv)   violates or infringes the rights (including, without limitation, the intellectual property rights) of any third party, such as the author or publisher of the content or any User Content; or

(v)   circumvents any restrictions we impose on accessing any content from outside a particular territory; or

i. use the App to gain unauthorised access to any computer, data, system, account or network, or transmit any harmful software code (including, without limitation, any virus(es)) or to otherwise deliberately disrupt the operation of any third party website, software platform or application, server or business; or

j. otherwise do anything that is not expressly permitted by the terms of this agreement.

All rights granted to you under the terms of this agreement will terminate immediately if you are in breach of any of them.

To do anything with the App, or any content on the App, that is not expressly permitted by the terms of this Agreement, you will need a separate licence from us. Please contact us, using the Contacting us details at the end of this agreement, if you need such a separate licence from us.