eStand® is the brainchild of David Sitrick who is not only a patent
lawyer and inventor, but also a talented guitar player. Sitrick
realized that methods for communicating music had not changed in
hundreds of years, even though technology had advanced significantly.
He developed and patented the eStand® concept, a unique and
transformative system for viewing, annotating and collaborating with
eStand, Inc. was born soon after. The company has been further
developing and refining the software as well as developing hardware and
systems solutions for musicians. Additionally, it has created
groundbreaking new data rights management controls to protect the
rights of copyright holders and respect the rights of purchasers and
eStand software and the eStand® Format document (.eSF file) are poised
to become a standard for sharing and collaboratively annotating any
kind of digital document.
eStand's Opportunity for the Music Industry
In the 9th
Century, Frankish monks - whose intricately woven religious chants had
been passed down through the ages with exquisite precision, and without
the benefit of a single written note—created 'music notation', a
uniform convention for writing and reading music. In a blink of the
eye, these monks unwittingly opened the door to the largest and
broadest increase in music creation and appreciation the world had ever
Anyone who learned this new, relatively simple system, could not only
write their own music, but more importantly publish, preserve and
proliferate it and pass it from musician to musician, neighbor to
neighbor, church to church, barroom to barroom. We appreciate and
replicate this music many centuries and generations later, preserving
the creations exactly as they were written and intended.
As these marvelous pages ushered in a new age of performance and
publication, they also brought with them a new set of unforeseen
limitations. Not only was this music handwritten, tedious,
time-consuming, and ultimately expensive to originate and more so to
duplicate, but the physical paper itself became an intrusion on the
creative process and an economic burden.
While every great advance implies its own limitations, it is not
expected that it will take more than a millennium to overcome them.
With the computer revolution came an opportunity to be released from
eStand™ redefines how musicians obtain, view, and most importantly,
work with music. It offers musicians of all calibers a dynamic
interaction with the score, making it dramatically easier and more
efficient for students and performers to learn new music and perform
without hindrances. The result is not only a higher standard and
quality of performance, but significant cost savings.
eStand has produced innovative, patented, breakthrough software and
hardware for the entire music industry, from the student just beginning
lessons to the most accomplished symphony orchestra. Digitized sheet
music is displayed on a flat computer screen. Page turning is
hands-free and noise-free. Music viewing is enhanced through the
high-resolution screen. Vast libraries of music are available via
CD-ROM or downloaded from the Internet.
Users range from single performers to full symphonic orchestras with
complete synchronization between parts, and include all categories of
performers, music librarians, composers, conductors, recording artists,
students and teachers.
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eStand® products are licensed under the following U.S. patents 5,728,960, 6,084,168, 7,157,638, 7,297,856, 7,098,392, 7,074,999 and potentially others in the future.
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