The mission of African Composers Edition (ACE) is to serve African composers and African music by professionally editing and typesetting sheet music previously available only in manuscript or unedited form, or in tonic solfa notation that few choirs worldwide can read.

ACE aims to give African music global visibility by making it available online as critically edited performing scores.

ACE also aims to produce recordings of historical or contemporary performances of this music.

ACE works closely with the families who own the music as intellectual property, who are consulted about the edition, and who receive a percentage of sales.