Prince Estate Sues to Block ‘Unauthorized’ Release of New Songs

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If you were planning to drop a few bills on that new Prince EP, you might want to hold up a minute.

The Prince estate has filed a lawsuit to block the release of the new six-song EP called Deliverance, which is slated for release on Friday, the one-year anniversary of Prince’s death. The estate claims that George Ian Boxill, the former Paisley Park engineer and co-producer of the EP, illegally took possession of Prince’s music and violated the terms of his contract with the music legend, according to Rolling Stone.


“The Estate of Prince Rogers Nelson is aware that Mr. George Ian Boxill, in conjunction with Rogue Music Alliance, has issued a press release announcing an intent to distribute previously unreleased Prince master recordings and musical compositions,” the estate said in a statement to Rolling Stone. The estate added that the release was “not authorized.”

Even if the songs are released as planned, some are debating whether the new release is a betrayal of Prince’s legacy.






Read more at Rolling Stone.

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