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Amazon Music bags six George Ezra tracks as spatial originals


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Music streaming services love original content, and some of them also love spatial audio. British artist George Ezra is thus sitting in a very sweet spot for Amazon Music with his new Amazon Original release.

It’s six tracks from his ‘Gold Rush Kid’ album, re-recorded at Metropolis Studios in London and mixed in Sony’s 360 Reality Audio format.

Amazon Music Unlimited has a three-month period of exclusivity on the release, and has teamed up with Sony to offer a four-month free trial of Music Unlimited alongside the EP’s release.

What happens after the three months are up? Well, 360 Reality Audio is also supported by Tidal and live-focused DSP Nugs·net, so the EP could be released on those platforms, but if Ezra and his label want to put it on Apple Music it’ll presumably need a Dolby Atmos remix (or a re-re-recording!).

Photo credit: Benj Cullen


Written by: Stuart Dredge