Storing your score library

Having created your scores, you'll need to store them on your web server where they can be accessed by our servers.

When it is time to [publish your scores](05 Publishing scores.md) then you'll refer to each score by it's URL.

Media / mime types

It's important you serve your score files with the correct media type:

File extension Description Required media type
.sco Encrypted Sibelius score application/x-sibelius-score
.sib Sibelius score application/x-sibelius-score
.mxl Compressed MusicXML application/vnd.recordare.musicxml
.xml Uncompressed MusicXML application/vnd.recordare.musicxml+xml
.pdf PDF application/pdf

Note: media type is the same thing as mime type or content type - the terms are effectively synonymous, so don't let that confuse you!