After locking up a deal with Universal Music Group earlier this year, Dolby Laboratories has now partnered with Warner Music Group to make music from the label available in Dolby Atmos, the immersive surround sound audio format.
“Artists are excited to work in Dolby Atmos because it enables them to produce their music in a more personal, authentic, and immersive way,” John Couling, Dolby senior vp commercial partnerships, said in a statement. “Warner Music Group is an important partner helping us push the industry forward by bringing Dolby Atmos to its legendary catalog.”
UMG has been remastering portions of its back catalog in Dolby Atmos and WMG will do the same with its catalog as the industry pushes for more music in Atmos.
“Listening to music is by nature a creative and emotional experience, and to take that experience a level deeper through Dolby Atmos is something we wanted to offer to both artists and fans,” Allan Coye, Warner Music Group senior vp digital strategy & business development, said in a statement. “We’re looking forward to working with the Dolby team and continuing to explore innovative opportunities in this space.”
Dolby says it is working with streaming services and manufacturers to make Atmos music available in more places, but for now music from WMG in Atmos is available to stream today from Amazon Music HD on the Echo Studio.