Apple Music Paying Artists More for Including More Spatial Audio tracks

Royalty increase up to 10% for Atmos.

Except they chose to cripple the format by making the total bandwidth available for All Channels to be limited to the equivalent of a normal 16.44.1 AIFF file. Six channels? Welcome to lossyland. Doh!

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@aangen Yeah, it’s interesting how Apple was lossless for a blip and has ended up lossy again.

I tend to embrace change but my only concern is Apple and others potentially moving completely to AI processed (and white glove) Atmos for the majority of the library. I hope customers will always have the option of listening in conventional stereo or mono.

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