Universal Music Group and YouTube have teamed to remaster legendary music videos from standard definition to HD. The partnership will result in more than 100 music videos by artists such as Janet Jackson, Lady Gaga and Lionel Richie experiencing a significant improvement in visual quality. The two companies are working to increase that number to 1,000 by the end of 2020.
These HD videos will replace the original versions of YouTube and YouTube Music, but retain the same URLs, number of views and likes as before. You know that this is an updated video if the description contains a # remastered label and "Remastered in HD!" Many of these videos were not recorded in HD, but remastering still makes things noticeably clearer than before.
Remastered videos include decades of songs like Tom Petty's "Free Fallin" to Boyz II's "End of the Road," which was released in 1
It's welcome news, especially after a recent report from the New York Times that details the extent of the damage done by the Universal Fire of 2008, which was burned by priceless original masterbands of classic albums, is described in detail. Hopefully, this YouTube / UMG partnership will encourage other labels to follow the example and upload remastered versions of their artists' videos in the highest possible quality. Just in time for its 20th anniversary, Smash Mouth's All Star has also received an HD release. So look at the revised version to show your respect.