This week might get a little brighter with a possible new Prince release. The only thing getting in the way is a lawsuit filed by the Prince estate.
According to a press release that’s making its rounds, an entire EP of unreleased music from the late, great Prince is expected this Friday on the one-year anniversary of his death. Rogue Music Alliance is set to drop Deliverance, a six-track project that’s already available for pre-order on iTunes. The EP will reportedly include “new, undiscovered studio recordings from 2006 – 2008,” all written when Prince was an independent artist, “protesting what he saw as an unjust music industry.”
While some fans are ecstatic about the new release, the Prince estate is totally against it. Along with Paisley Park Enterprises (Prince’s primary business entity), the Prince estate filed a lawsuit against Boxhill claiming that he’s trying to exploit the recordings for his own personal benefit. The lawsuits further says that Boxhill has no right to the recordings because of a 2004 confidentiality agreement saying all the recordings are the sole and exclusive property of Prince.
Prince was known to be very thorough when it came to the ownership of his music, so this comes as no surprise. We’ll have to wait to see if we’re getting a new Prince project or not.
17 Artists You Probably Didn't Know Were Influenced By Prince
1. Maroon 5 has covered Prince's "Purple Rain"Source:Getty 1 of 17
2. The Weeknd has always said that Prince has been a huge influence on their vocal soundSource:Getty 2 of 17
3. Prince can be found in Pharrell's unique musical styleSource:Getty 3 of 17
4. Bruno Mars has called Prince one of his heroes and has paid tribute to The Purple One a number of timesSource:Getty 4 of 17
5. Usher has said in many interviews that he is influenced by PrinceSource:Getty 5 of 17
6. Janelle Monáe, known for her unique style, teamed up with Prince on the song “Given Em What They Love"Source:Getty 6 of 17
7. Andre 3000's style and showmanship is undeniably influenced by PrinceSource:Getty 7 of 17
8. Justin Timberlake, influenced by many legends, wrote a touching tribute to The Purple One on InstagramSource:Getty 8 of 17
9. Prince is an obvious influence on Miguel who is often called this generation's PrinceSource:Getty 9 of 17
10. Frank Ocean wrote a Tumblr post speaking to why he is a true Prince fanboySource:Getty 10 of 17
11. Soul crooner D'Angelo has covered Prince's “She's Always in My Hair”Source:Getty 11 of 17
12. Alicia Keys not only has been influenced by Prince but she also covered "How Come You Don't Call Me"Source:Getty 12 of 17
13. Performer extraordinaire Beyonce has obvious influences on her stage presence from The Purple OneSource:Getty 13 of 17
14. St. Vincent has openly discussed how Prince influenced her debut album.Source:Getty 14 of 17
15. One-of-a-kind songstress Lady Gaga has said Prince influenced her greatly on her 'Born This Way' albumSource:Getty 15 of 17
16. Beck has covered Prince songs many times and has credited him as an influence. Plus, Beck can play over 12 instruments...sound familiar?Source:Getty 16 of 17
17. Lenny's musicianship is undenied, just like influencer Prince. Lenny and Prince have even performed together in a battle of the guitars: https://youtu.be/RC34ZcDiCagSource:Getty 17 of 17
Prince’s Estate Sues To Block New Music From Dropping was originally published on globalgrind.com