Apple Music’s Digital Masters helps you find high-quality tunes
Apple is combining its collection of hi-res recordings from the Mastered for iTunes program with an initiative called Apple Digital Masters for Apple Music.
Introduced in 2012, Mastered for iTunes put forth a set of guidelines and tools that allowed users to optimize their music for the digital download format. It does this by encoding from high-resolution master recordings.
According to Billboard, Apple says the majority of top releases on Apple Music are from Apple Digital Masters. The company had gradually been adding content to the platform the last few years. It was only last week that Apple made the formal announcement.
Also in the Billboard report, Apple tells the media outfit that “the majority of top releases on Apple Music currently are Apple Digital Masters, with about 75% of of the Top 100 in the U.S. and 71% of the Top 100 globally created under the program.”
Apple joins a host of other platforms that offer premium audio. Amazon is working on a catalog of a similar nature; meanwhile, Tidal and Deezer are already offering lossless audio in 16- and 24-bit FLAC formats.
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