I'll be honest, my gut reaction – when hearing the reports that Apple is in exploratory talks to acquire Tidal, was "well, that would be great for Tidal." After all, the music service owned by Jay Z, has been besieged by issues in its first year. After a disastrously tone-deaf launch, the business side of the service has been plagued by executive changes. Then there are the lawsuits – both on the business side and even from some of its users. Yes, the service has managed to grab some flashy streaming exclusives, but the service has also struggled from tech fails with those exclusives.