Music service Amazon Music announced a new project in partnership with Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group. Together the companies decided to create a Hi-Res catalog of music for online streaming. The music library will contain remastered tracks in the highest quality. We are talking about albums by Eagles, Nirvana, Linkin Park, Ramones, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande. Many tracks are already exclusively available through Amazon Music HD.
According to Amazon, all music will be available in 24-bit / 96 Hz quality. The original master recordings were taken as a basis, which were carefully cleaned and optimized in accordance with the current Hi-Res standards.
As Amazon Music representatives explained, the partnership with Universal and Warner will allow access to thousands of master recordings of different genres. In addition to traditional stereo recordings, users will get music in Dolby Atmos and Sony 360RA.
Steve Boom, vice president of Amazon Music, said the company will continue to develop partnerships. In the future, the service will start collaborating with other labels. Together with Universal and Warner, Amazon Music will try to kick-start a new era of UHD audio streaming.
As a reminder, Amazon Music HD’s premium service is currently only available in the US, UK, Japan and Germany. The cost is $15 per month.