April 20, 2017

Leave it to Prince to Deliver-ance.

This Friday will mark one year since Prince’s death which we still haven’t recovered from. An album called Deliverance was set to drop on Friday with SIX new Prince tracks! The first track made its rounds on streaming services this week.

Well, don’t get excited too fast, because Prince’s Estate Paisley Park sued, saying Deliverance does not belong to the person who is releasing it, George Ian Boxill, the album’s co-producer. According to them, he does not own the master recordings.

“‘The Estate is taking immediate legal actions to prevent Mr. Boxill’s continuing violations of his agreement and the rights of the Estate and its partners in Prince’s recordings,’ the estate said on Wednesday before the ruling. ‘Any dissemination of the recordings and underlying music compositions, or fixation of the same in any audiovisual work or otherwise, is unauthorized and in violation of the Estate’s rights to the master recordings and musical compositions.'”

The lawsuit says the recordings are worth $75,000 dollars… Did we read that correctly? As of last night, the first single was pulled from all streaming services and it doesn’t look good for the fate of the other five songs. Rolling Stone reports:

“On Wednesday night, a judge agreed with the estate, writing that Boxill ‘shall not publish or otherwise disseminate any unreleased recordings that comprise the work of Prince Rogers Nelson that are alleged to be within the scope of the Confidentiality Agreement between Boxill and Paisley Park Enterprises.’ The ruling also forced Boxill to immediately deliver all of the recordings to the estate.”

Hopefully, this gets solved fast because we want new Prince music!


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