Prince’s Record Label Sues Jay Z For Illegal Use Of Singer’s Songs On Tidal
The record label of late Prince has filed a lawsuit against the rapper, Jay Z over his use of the late singer’s music on Tidal without authorization. The suit claims copyright infringement and seeks to have the music removed from the streaming service.
However, before Prince’s death, an agreement between NPG Records, which represents the late Purple Rain hit-maker, and Jay-Z’s Roc Nation agreed that Tidal could stream one album.
Permission was given to Tidal to stream ‘Hit N Run: Phase 1’, which was the last album Prince ever recorded, according to court documents.
However, NPG claims Roc Nation took this to mean it could stream all of the singer’s music but the record label disputes this.
NPG claims this was never authorized but Roc Nation says it has ‘0ral and written’ permission, although it has yet to produce the material.