Prince’s record label is fed up with Hov’s streaming service and has just sued the company for illegally streaming the late pop-star’s musical collection.
According to TMZ, Prince’s NPG Records is suing Roc Nation for exceeding an agreement Prince signed with them before passing on. Prince made a deal with Roc Nation to stream through TIDAL the last album he released before his death earlier this year. NPG claim Roc Nation overstepped and placed almost all of Prince’s catalog on the service.
Roc Nation started placing all of Prince’s music on Tidal on June 7, 2016 without authorization from NPG records — so the label is now suing for copyright infringement and also to block further streaming of his music outside the agreed “Hit N Run: Phase 1.”
“I Wanna Be Your Lover,” “Little Red Corvette,” “Purple Rain” and “Cream” are amongst a long list of songs to have been allegedly jacked by Roc Nation.
NPG didn’t give a specific amount of what they’re seeking but I’m guessing it’s a lot.