Prince’ Estate Seeking to Block New Music Release
Plans to release new music by Prince on Friday’s one-year anniversary of the singer’s death have been hit with a lawsuit claiming the works were stolen by his former sound engineer.
The six-song EP “Deliverance,” was due to go on sale on Friday and would mark the first in a series of planned posthumous releases of material by Prince from the large vault of discarded or unfinished material he reportedly left behind.
According to a statement from Rogue Music Alliance (RMA), the six songs were recorded by Prince between 2006 and 2008.
After his death of an accidental drug overdose in 2016, his sound engineer, Ian Boxill, spent the last year completing, arranging and mixing the songs, RMA said.
Prince’s estate however filed a civil lawsuit in Minnesota district court on Tuesday seeking an injunction against the release.
According to the court documents, the lawsuit claims breach of contract, theft and misappropriation by Boxill of the recordings.