It looks like the Prince estate isn’t trying to let Jay Z cook. Not only is it curving Hov’s offer to buy Prince’s catalog of unreleased music, it’s also contending that TIDAL streamed the artist’s music without permission.
Sources involved in the deal tell TMZ the estate fired off a letter to Jay’s team last month, saying it had no interest in signing a deal for “Roc Nation to exploit any of the intellectual property assets of the Estate.”
We broke the story, Jay Z had offered around $40 million to take control of Prince’s unreleased tracks.
More bad news — the estate is calling out Tidal for making 15 Prince albums available for streaming a couple months after his death. Those releases were unauthorized according to the estate.
Translation: You’re gonna owe us some dough.
You can’t help but wonder what Prince himself would have to say about all these shenanigans.
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