An opensource project created by Drexel University

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LiveNote® 1.0


A limited-source implementation of iNotes created by The Philadelphia Orchestra

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On GitHub

LiveNote® is a private repository on GitHub.

Please contact us to request access.

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Introducing LiveNote® 1.0

LiveNote® 1.0 includes a virtual machine with a fully functional iNotes installation which includes the iNotes database and multicast servers

Also included is a cross-platform LiveNote mobile app that can be customized and deployed for your organization


How To Get LiveNote®

A free license is required to download, install and use the LiveNote® distribution. As part of this license, The Philadelphia Orchestra requires attribution and user feedback regarding the use of the LiveNote® distribution and cross-platform mobile application.

Please use the Contact Us button to the left to request a license and access to LiveNote®.


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LiveNote® at the Philadelphia Orchestra


LiveNote® was developed by the Philadelphia Orchestra in partnership with Drexel University and funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

On GitHub

iNotes is a public repository on GitHub.

Use the links below to access documentation and download the code.

Documentation Wiki Get The Code

About iNotes


Open Source In-Concert App

This app provides novice and experienced listeners alike the opportunity to learn more about the music while listening to a live performance.

The iNotes project includes the source code for the iNotes multicast server, content management system and iNotes iOS client


With iNotes you can:

  • Follow along during the performance with real-time program notes including text and translations for vocal works.
  • Watch the slides of information automatically advance with the music on your phone's screen during the concert.
  • Enjoy key highlights, engaging details, and images relating to the composition.
  • Access a musical glossary, a digital version of the traditional program notes, and information about the venue or performers.
  • Adjust the font size and brightness for optimal viewing during a performance.


The iNotes project was developed by Drexel University in partnership with the Philadelphia Orchestra and was funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Contact Us

Please visit The Philadelphia Orchestra website to contact us regarding LiveNote®.