Wrinkled Blouses: Prince’s record label accuses Jay-Z’s company of fabricating streaming deal

A messy bessy war of rights has erupted between Prince’s estate and Jay-Z’s Roc Nation.

Per newly issued legal documents, the estate belonging to the late “Adore” singer is accusing HOV’s imprint of fabricating papers in their legal battle over power to stream the Purple One’s music.

Back in 2016, Prince’s label, NPG Records, sued both Roc Nation and Jay-Z’s music streaming service, Tidal, for copyright infringement, claiming the latter brand streamed 15 of the “Raspberry Beret” boomer’s albums without permission.

In its suit, NPG reportedly alleged Tidal only had a 90-day license for Prince’s then-new album, Hit N Run: Phase 1.

However, Roc Nation and Tidal denied any wrongdoings, and maintained they struck an agreement with the legendary virtuoso, prior to his April 2016 death, allowing the company to stream his work.

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According to freshly filed court documents, obtained by The Blast, NPG Records now says it’s uncovered evidence indicating that the alleged contract Jigga’s brands are relying on was “fabricated and back-dated to appear authentic.”

“Tidal Entities refuse to provide basic information about the contracts they claim they had with Prince,” NPG’s official papers charge. “The Tidal Entities claim that they do not need to answer interrogatories regarding the basis for contracts allegedly formed orally and through a course of dealing because the topic is ‘better suited to deposition.’”

Prince’s record label is demanding the court force Roc Nation to turn over the documents related to the alleged agreement with its now deceased owner.

The case is ongoing.


By: Asia Grace

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