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ALAC license?

As a publisher I would like to sell our music in Apple Lossless and Flac, but I really can't fint any information about the license to use ALAC...
Do anyone here know about it?

ALAC license?

Reply #1
As a publisher I would like to sell our music in Apple Lossless and Flac, but I really can't fint any information about the license to use ALAC...
Do anyone here know about it?

Why not just call and ask Apple?
http://www.apple.com/contact/
I'd call Enterprise Sales or maybe Public Relations, but perhaps there is another and more appropriate contact number.

 

ALAC license?

Reply #2
Both dBpowerAMP and ffmpeg offer ALAC encoding solutions.  I am sure you can also contact both groups to see if you can use their ALAC encoders to sell music online.  I think that ffmpeg is still getting the wrinkles ironed out of their ALAC encoder though as there is a recent thread where users (or maybe just one user, I don't remember) is having time issues.  I am sure either dBpowerAMP or ffmpeg would be happy to explain why you can or can't use their ALAC (or Apple's for that matter) encoder when selling your music.

I know that artists can sell music online in ALAC.  Trent Reznor offered up "Ghosts I-IV" for $5 encoded in multiple formats (Lame mp3, ALAC, and FLAC) and he let fans download "The Slip" for free encoded in multiple formats (Lame mp3, ALAC, FLAC, and a few more).