Somehow I knew this may happen…
Prince’s estate responds to Jay Z’s recent lawsuit…
A few days ago it was reported, Jay Z and Tidal seek legal action against Prince’s estate.
In new paperwork filed Friday (Nov. 11) in Minnesota district court and reviewed by Billboard, representatives for Roc Nation claim that a pre-existing contract granted Jay Z’s streaming service Tidal exclusive streaming distribution rights to Prince’s catalog, and is asking the court to allow its claim to stand and requesting “access to information concerning Bremer Trust’s business dealings in its capacity as Special Administrator” for the estate.
Prince’s estate claps back at Jay Z and Tidal with a lawsuit.
Prince’s estate said Roc Nation continues “to reproduce, distribute and publicly perform” Prince’s music, a copyright infringement.
The lawsuit asks for the issue to be decided by a jury. It also asks that the court order Roc Nation/Tidal to stop streaming and selling Prince’s music other than “HitNRun: Phase 1,” and that Roc Nation be ordered to pay unspecified damages.
Roc Nation did not respond Tuesday to a voicemail message, e-mail or tweet asking for comment.
Prince has recorded more than 35 albums, some of which Tidal was still streaming as of Tuesday.