Apple Lossless Coming to iTunes Producer 1.4?
Apple has a software package called iTunes Producer that allows artists and music producers to upload tracks to the iTunes Music Store. To get access to the program you are supposed to be a music producer or the like but iTunes Producer is currently shipping with Mac OS X Server.
The exciting news is that version 1.4 of iTunes Producer includes the capability to encode to Apple Lossless allowing users to upload there content in a lossless format. What this means for the iTunes Music Store has yet to be seen but with Apple Lossless being unable to handle DRM it will be interesting to see how Apple handles this.