Prince's Estate Partners With Tidal To Release New Album

JAY-Z Is Producing a Posthumous Prince Album

JAY-Z Is Producing a Posthumous Prince Album

Jay-Z is now working on compiling a new full-length Prince album featuring songs that have previously been unreleased to the public, reports Pitchfork.

The announcement comes after a 2016 lawsuit filed by Prince's estate against Jay-Z's Roc Nation over Tidal's exclusive streaming rights of Prince's catalog.

The rapper and Tidal founder explained: 'Our only goal is to share Prince's music with his fans as he wanted'.

The long running dispute between Prince's estate and JAY-Z'sTIDAL streaming service is over - and TIDAL will be releasing a post-humous album next year which will be compiled by JAY-Z. Much like with Beyonce's and Kanye West's recent albums, Tidal will have exclusive rights to the other "new" Prince record for the first two weeks of release.

The Prince estate and Tidal announced details of the agreement Friday, two days after a Minnesota judge said it was in the best interest of the estate to end litigation and allow the deal to go forward.


"We will continue to respect and honour Prince's enduring legacy and wishes with this new collection". The project, due in 2019, will contain "previously unreleased music sourced from Prince's vast archive of Vault recordings", according to a statement.

Prince performs live in Birmingham at the LG Arena in May 2014 on his "Hit and Run part II" tour.

With the estate now being overseen by former Spotify executive Troy Carter - no relation to Jay-Z (aka Shawn Carter) - Prince's handlers are apparently seeing eye-to-eye again.

The Tidal selection will not include any songs that will be released as part of the album Warner Bros.is releasing in September.

"I'm very pleased this is resolved, and we get to honor the relationship between Prince and Tidal with this album", he continued.

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