Tech giant Apple is in talks to acquire music streaming platform Tidal, according to reports in the

Sources told the Wall Street Journal the talks may not lead to a deal, but Apple was interested in Tidal because of its links to artists.

Tidal is currently owned by rap mogul Jay Z and other artists including Chris Martin of Coldplay, Kanye West and many more.

A number of the year's most successful albums including Beyonce's Lemonade and Kanye West's The Life of Pablo, were streamed exclusively on Tidal, before being released on other platforms.

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In March, Tidal announced it had 3 million subscribers globally.