Don’t go crazy Prince fans, but the icon’s estate has won the battle to ban his producer putting out unreleased music.
Although this may sound like bad news, the estate want to get an induction blocking Prince’s producer, George Boxill, from cashing in on the Purple One’s music.
According to documents filed by the estate, George Boxill never respond to the lawsuit despite claiming he wants to release unheard tracks that he worked on with the artist between 2006 and 2008.
Boxill allegedly had up to 23 January to respond but fell silent.
Now the estate claims they are just waiting for the court to sign off their victory.
If you’re a true fan, you’d probably agree that Prince would want this too – although selfishly we all want the star to keep on giving from his grave.
In 2007 Prince started his war against the internet and had his entire back catalogue removed from YouTube after a mother uploaded a video of her kids dancing to Let’s Go Crazy.
As time passed he became outspoken about Apple Music and Spotify and refused to have any of his music uploaded onto streaming sites.
He said: ‘I don’t see why I should give my music to iTunes or anybody else. They won’t pay me in advance for it and then they get angry when they can’t get it.’
We think a lot of musicians feel the same way.
Despite his hate for online streaming, he did give in to one site: Tidal.
They charge customers $19.99 (just under £15) a month, which may sound a bit steep, but that extra cash helps pay increased royalties to artists.
Prince told Ebony: ‘My thing is this, the catalogue has to be protected. Spotify wasn’t paying so you’ve got to shut it down.’
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