SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Amid documents that show Jay Z's music streaming service Tidal is hemorrhaging money, Apple Music chief Jimmy Iovine said there are no plans for a merger.
"We're really running our own race," Iovine told BuzzFeed News. "We're not looking to acquire any streaming services."
Rumors of Apple's supposed interest in the company sprang to life in June, though no one from the technology giant had officially commented on them until now.
"Apple give Jay his check for Tidal now and stop trying to act like you Steve," West tweeted.
Apple give Jay his check for Tidal now and stop trying to act like you Steve.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) July 30, 2016
Tidal, which competes with Apple and Spotify for streaming subscribers, has been steadily losing money since rapper and industry mogul Jay acquired the Swedish company in March 2015.
Both Apple and Tidal are chasing Spotify in the subscriber race, with Spotify in the lead at 40 million. Apple Music has 17 million and Tidal reports 4.2 million.