Prince’s estate has been granted a restraining order to prevent the Deliverance EP release.
To mark one year since Prince’s death, Rogue Music Group had planned to release a 6-track EP, titled Deliverance, that contained unreleased music from the iconic singer. Now the late artist’s estate has been granted a restraining order to prevent its release.
The album has been pulled from iTunes, having previously held the top spot on the pre-order chart. According to TMZ, Prince’s estate went to court on Wednesday and asked a judge to block the EP’s release in conjunction with a lawsuit against the project’s producer, George Ian Boxill. Legal documents show the sound engineer had no right to distribute the music to the public, due to a confidentiality agreement he allegedly signed while working with Prince in 2006.
Boxill has been ordered to return all the recordings to Prince’s estate, which are estimated to be worth more than $75, 000. Millions of fans had pre-ordered the album and as a result already heard one song which came as an immediate download upon order.
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