Will Spotify distort a track, or have a track suffer volume-loss in comparison to other audio on the streaming service if it is uploaded at 24bit/96khz?
The preference for most aggregators seems to be 16/44.1khz. However, I have masters of an album in 24/96. Any info on how spotify works with rate/depth in conjunction with uploading would be a huge help.
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I don't think it would end up distorted. Spotify gets all different types of audio files sent to them from professional record labels all the way to independent artists.
Spotify usually stores the lossless file that is sent to them and then from that file they also create different compressed versions with different bitrates for streaming.
For example, DistroKid says 24bit/96khz is fine to upload:
It also depends on how the distributor sends over the audio files. If they convert them to 16 bit on upload or send them as uploaded. If you require more info I would suggest contacting your distributor.