The likelihood of hearing songs released from Prince’s vault soon were dashed this week as the dispute between the icon’s estate and Universal Records reached boiling point, for the music giant wants out of the $31m deal it struck with Prince’s estate in November last year.
The release of a brand new EP featuring 6 tracks of previously unreleased music has been hit with a legal challenge within a day of its announcement. With more music promised to follow.
Following the recent announcement by the Revolution of their US tour this spring, more of Prince’s former band mates and various members of the NPG (the New Power Generation, Prince’s backing band throughout the 1990s and 2000s) will be following suit with a tour of their own.
In what is seen as a precursor to getting Prince’s vast music catalogue put back onto streaming services, such as Spotify and iTunes, took a step closer as a licensing deal is signed between Bremer Trust (the company managing the late musician’s estate) and Global Music Rights.
Paisley Park will be hosting a four-day series of concerts in April 2017, from 20th to 23rd, to celebrate the life and legacy of Prince exactly one year on since his death at the studio complex on 21 April 2016.
Warner Bros. is set to release the first song from the vault as part of a two disk greatest hits package, due to his stores in the US on 22 November 2016 and worldwide from 25 November.
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