Amazon Music HD Gains Universal and Warner Remasters
Amazon has got Universal Music and Warner Music to remaster thousands of recordings for its Amazon Music HD service.
Amazon Music HD was launched a year ago, and the streaming package costs a fiver more than the non-HD variety and offers better than CD quality, with a depth of 24 bits and a sample rate up to 192 kHz. We're told that there are five million songs already available in high definition but, with this latest news, there will be a whole bunch more.
Amazon has announced that, for the first time, music from Eagles, Marvin Gaye, Nirvana, Tom Petty, Diana Ross, Linkin Park, J. Cole, Waylon Jennings, Ramones, 2 Chainz, Lady Gaga, The Notorious B.I.G., Ariana Grande, Selena Gomez and more, has been newly remastered to the highest quality streaming audio, available exclusively on Amazon Music HD.
Steve Boom, VP of Amazon Music, told StereoNET:
We launched Amazon Music HD last year with a promise to always offer our customers the best quality recording available for streaming. With this partnership, we are building upon that promise by upgrading existing recordings to make the listening experience even better and preserving artistic legacy for future generations. We are THRILLED to have the support from Universal Music and Warner Music to deliver key recordings from their catalogues, exclusively for Amazon Music customers.
Kevin Gore, President of Global Catalogue, Recorded Music at Warner Music Group, adds:
We're always excited about new opportunities for fans to experience music in the highest sound quality available, exactly as the artist intended. With Amazon Music HD … music lovers are now able to immerse themselves in the original recordings at an unprecedented level of fidelity for a price that had previously been out of range.
In addition to Ultra HD remasters, select albums and songs will be remixed in 3D Audio formats such as Dolby Atmos and Sony 360RA. There are already some pretty huge recording artists who are adopting these immersive formats. Albums including Tom Petty's upcoming Wildflowers & All the Rest; Eagles Live From The Forum MMXVIII; Linkin Park's 20th-anniversary edition of Hybrid Theory; the Ramones' eponymous debut album; Lady Gaga's Chromatica; Post Malone's Hollywood is Bleeding; and Selena Gomez' Rare, will soon be available to stream in 3D Audio.
Additionally, Gregory Porter's newest album ALL RISE, available from Blue Note Records, was released August 28 exclusively on Amazon Music HD in Ultra HD and 3D/Dolby Atmos.
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