Apple Music contains a vast quantity of Spatial Audio tracks, but it isn't easy to find them. That's why I built The Spatial Audio Database, the only website that lists every Spatial Audio track.
Previously, I posted upgraded tracks and albums to the @NewSpatialAudio Twitter Account but the recent takeover by Elon Musk resulted in my API access being revoked. This site is still a work in progress, but for now you can view all tracks that have been upgraded recently as well as being able to download daily data exports.
In future you'll be able to search the entire Spatial Audio database by artist, album, or track; in the mean time, I'd encourage you to use my Spatial Audio Finder website if you're interested in seeing what music has been upgraded for a specific artist. You may also be interested in my Music Library Tracker app for iOS which can tell you which tracks in your library have been upgraded.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What's the difference between "Dolby Atmos" and "Dolby Audio"?
Dolby Atmos is an immersive audio experience that surrounds you with sound from all sides, including above whereas Dolby Audio is a surround sound format that includes Dolby 5.1 and 7.1.
Spatial Audio is a term used by Apple to roughly describe 3D audio; at the moment this is only Dolby Atmos and Dolby Audio but it leaves the door open for them to add other audio formats under the Spatial Audio umbrella in the future.
One notable difference between the two formats is that Dolby Atmos can provide full head tracking (i.e. if you move your head with AirPods in the sound will continue to come from a fixed point as if you were in a theatre) whereas Dolby Audio can only do fixed Spatial Audio (i.e. music works like it always used to with headphones in that if you move your head the sound is still coming out the same in both ears).
I'm interested in Lossless Audio. Do you have a site for that?
I certainly do. Head on over to losslessaudiodb.com!
Why do the data exports only start from 1st June 2023?
Previously I used to publish new Spatial Audio tracks to the @NewSpatialAudio Twitter account. Unfortunately, in May 2023 the new leadership at Twitter caused my API access to be revoked so I could no longer send automated tweets. That's when I built spatialaudiodb.com and losslessaudiodb.com to act as a similar stream of updates along with a search function to browse the entire database I've amassed. Whilst the database has over 10 million tracks in it from over a year of updates, I did not store the date when tracks were updated until I needed that information in June 2023 (so whilst I can tell you that a specific track is available in Spatial Audio or Lossless Audio, I can't tell you when it became available unless it was after 1st June 2023).
I want to build something using your data. Is that ok?
Go for it! The only thing I ask is that you subscribe to my free newsletter so you can get notified of any breaking changes to the data formats.