Amazon Music introduced its high-definition listening tier last fall, and the service already has about 5 million songs in Ultra HD, the highest available digital streaming quality. Now, Amazon Music HD is further widening its catalog, thanks to new partnerships with Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group.
In a deal announced Friday (Oct. 2), Amazon Music will exclusively remaster "thousands" of songs and albums from the two label groups in Ultra HD. That includes Kid Cudi’s Man On The Moon: The End of Day, Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged in New York, Lady Gaga’s Joanne, Ariana Grande’s Yours Truly and 2 Chainz’ The Play Don’t Care who Makes It. Additionally, Amazon Music has remixed songs from artists like Eagles, Elton John, Linkin Park, Tom Petty, Grande, Gaga, Post Malone and more in 3D Audio formats, including Dolby Atmos and Sony 360RA.
"We launched Amazon Music HD last year with a promise to always offer our customers the best quality recording available for streaming,” said Amazon Music vice president Steve Boom. "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."