Apple has debuted new DJ mixes on Apple Music with Spatial Audio and Dolby Atmos capabilities. The company also announced to TechCrunch today that Apple Music will debut 15 “Boiler Room” mixes that were captured at raves, festivals, and nightclubs in spatial audio.
Stephen Campbell, Apple Music’s global head of dance and electronic music stated that: “The response to spatial audio from both subscribers and creators has been incredible, and we’re thrilled to expand this innovation in sound.”
Apple said that adding Spatial Audio is the “natural next step” for Apple Music’s devotion to sound and DJ mixes. The company said that using Shazam, it is working with major independent labels to “devise a fair way to divide streaming royalties”:
“Apple also said that the arrival of spatial audio is a “natural next step” in Apple Music’s commitment to sound and DJ mixes following its recent launch of a program that properly identifies and compensates all of the individual creators involved in making a DJ mix. Using technology from Shazam, which Apple acquired in 2018 for $400 million, Apple Music is working with major and independent labels to devise a fair way to divide streaming royalties among DJs, labels and artists who appear in the mixes. This is intended to help DJ mixes retain long-term monetary value for all creators involved, making sure that musicians get paid for their work even when other artists iterate on it.”
Last year, Apple added three features to Apple Music at no additional cost, these features have been essential to the music streaming service in order to win the competition against natural rivals such as Spotify:
- Spatial Audio
- Dolby Atmos
- Lossless Audio (Hi-Fi)
Spatial Audio and Dolby Atmos will be part of the DJ mixes add-on. Finally, the company said that more sessions mixed with Spatial Audio will be added to the service throughout the year.