Apple Might Be Buying Tidal for Some Reason

By Casey Chan on at

According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple is in talks to acquire Tidal, also known as Jay-Z’s music streaming service that lets you listen to Kanye’s music a little bit earlier.

The deal isn’t close to being done yet, according to WSJ sources. But if it is completed, Apple would presumably inherit the (supposedly) friendly relationship that Tidal has with Jay-Z’s famous musician friends, including Kanye West and, duh, Beyonce.

It’d also mean that Apple would add another old rapper’s streaming music service (Jay-Z’s Tidal) to the old rapper’s streaming service it already has (Dr. Dre’s Beats Music) integrated into Apple Music. A Tidal spokesperson told the WSJ that the company wasn’t in talks with Apple. [Wall Street Journal]