Prince’s Record Label Sues Roc Nation for Illegally Streaming Music on Tidal

Looks like things just got a little more complicated for Jay Z and Roc Nation- Prince’s record label is suing the company over Tidal allegedly illegally streaming the late artist’s music.

Rumblings of a lawsuit began recently after reports of the estate rejecting Tidal’s bid for Prince’s unreleased music. There were also reports that the estate was less than pleased that Tidal began streaming all of the Purple One’s albums shortly after his death- and without anyone’s permission.

Now, according to TMZ, Prince’s label, NPG Records, has moved to file a lawsuit against Roc Nation for copyright infringement for not adhering to the agreement that was made with Prince before his death. The site reports that according to court documents, “Prince made a deal for Roc Nation to stream — through Tidal — the last album he released before his death … Hit N Run: Phase 1. But NPG says Roc Nation decided it also had the greenlight to stream almost all of Prince’s catalog”- none of which was authorized.

TMZ also reports that the lawsuit will “also to block any continued streaming of his music … outside of that final album.”

There are reportedly more than 3 pages of musical property that NPG says Tidal stole, including: “I Wanna Be Your Lover,” “1999,” “Little Red Corvette,” “Cream,” “Purple Rain,” “Controversy,” and “Pop Life.

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