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Delivering Dolby Atmos audio

Provide listeners with an unforgettable audio experience available directly in Apple Music — without any additional cost or extra hardware required. Leave stereo behind and enter the next dimension with Spatial Audio and Dolby Atmos, a revolutionary way to enhance the way fans listen to music.

Dolby Atmos

Dolby Atmos is another form of audio that enables artists, producers, and audio engineers to record and mix music. This format of Spatial Audio comes equipped with a multidimensional soundscape, where the music comes from all around and from above — creating a profound listening experience.

Refer to the following definitions for reference:

  • Spatial Audio refers to audio playback on Apple Music.
  • Dolby Atmos is a brand name of Dolby and refers to their specific format.

For more information on the record process for Dolby, visit Dolby’s website for a comprehensive list of the Dolby Atmos Music Studios near you.

Delivering Dolby Atmos audio

Dolby Atmos can only be delivered through Transporter. If you aren’t a Transporter user and wish to deliver Dolby Atmos audio, you’ll need to work with a distributor or encoding house after meeting our delivery requirements.

We strongly suggest delivering releases with both stereo and Dolby Atmos. To deliver only Dolby Atmos files, use the downmix flag referenced in the iTunes Package Music Specification.

Note: ISRCs (International Standard Recording Codes) must be unique across all recordings. A secondary ISRC is optional for Dolby Atmos deliveries. If you need to update the secondary ISRC, replacing Dolby Atmos would be necessary.

For more information, view the Transporter User Guide, iTunes Package Music Specification, and iTunes Video and Audio Asset Guide.

Dolby Atmos badging

Music successfully delivered with Dolby Atmos capabilities will be reflected in iTunes Connect and Apple Music with Dolby Atmos badging. Albums delivered with all tracks containing Dolby Atmos will have a badge displayed on Apple Music and at the album level in iTunes Connect.