By Matthew Strauss.
Yesterday, RMA (Rogue Music Alliance) shared “Deliverance,” the title track from a forthcoming Prince EP. Deliverance (scheduled for release this Friday, April 21) was put together by engineer George Ian Boxill, who worked with Prince on the songs around 2006-2008 and completed them after his death. Paisley Park and Prince’s estate are now suing Boxill to prevent the EP’s release, according to KSTP (via NPR). Boxill had allegedly signed a confidentiality agreement that stated all of his work with Prince “would remain Prince’s sole and exclusive property.” The lawsuit also states that the EP could damage the interests of the estate and Paisley Park “permanently and irreparably,” and that the allegedly unauthorized release “deprives Prince (and now the Estate) from choosing what is released to the public and when.” Pitchfork has contacted Prince’s representatives.
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