The title says it all, really !
Bill Koch emailed me yesterday to let me know that Amazon Music have recently added Loudness Normalization to their mobile and desktop apps. I’ve only had time to do some very brief testing, but from what I can see it’s using -14 LUFS as the reference level, it’s not turning quieter songs up, and it’s on by default for new installs.
Which means the full list of online streaming platforms known to be using loudness normalization by default is now:
While Apple Music use it by default on all their “Radio stations”, plus in iTunes if you enable Sound Check in the preferences.
So that’s it ! If you want to optimise your music for online distribution, all you need to do is master everything to -14 LUFS and you’re good, right ?