Apple has reportedly held talks with Dr Dre's Beats Electronics LLC on a potential partnership involving Beats' planned music-streaming service.
According to sources cited by Reuters, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook met with Beats CEO Jimmy Iovine late last month to find out more about Beats' "Project Daisy", a music subscription service the company announced in January.
Apple and Beats declined to comment.
Apple is already offering a music service through the succesfull iTunes platform.
Google and Amazon are also reportedly looking at expanding into music-streaming.