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“Amazon Music continues to push the boundaries of sound fidelity and innovation, and we are excited to partner with them to accelerate the availability of our catalog in the highest possible formats and to provide new experiences in captivating sound,” said Michael Nash, Executive Vice President of digital strategy in Universal Music Group.
The streaming music service has over 60 million songs in HD, and about five million in Ultra HD. The new Ultra HD listings include BB King’s Lucille, Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged in New York, Bob Marley and the Wailers’ Natty Dreadand Lady Gaga’s Joanne.
In addition, some albums will also be remixed in 3D audio formats such as Sony 360RA or Dolby Atmos. You’ll enjoy listening to these mixes on the Echo Studio speaker, Amazon’s high-fidelity immersive smart speaker, available for $ 199.99. Some of the select albums that get a 3D remix include Tom Petty’s upcoming Wildflowers and the rest‘Eagles’ Live from the forum MMXVIII, The Ramones’ (excellent) eponymous album, and Gregory Porter’s new album EVERYTHING IS RISING from Blue Note Records.
You can sign up for Amazon Music HD today for $ 12.99 per month if you are already an Amazon Prime customer, or $ 14.99 per month if you are not. Current Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers on an individual or family plan can access these HD tracks as an add-on to their service for an additional $ 5 per month.