Prince’s estate block release of unofficial albums in $7 million lawsuit

22 July 2019, 10:48

By Rory O'Connor

Prince fans will have to wait a bit longer for any unreleased tracks after the late star's estate won a new legal battle.

Prince’s estate has won a $7 million legal case against "bootlegging" of his music.

The 'Purple Rain' singer, who died in 2016 aged 57, has a mass of unreleased music.

Court documents obtained by TMZ show Prince's estate won a battle to stop Eye Records from releasing his music.

Prince’s estate block release of unofficial music in $7 million lawsuit
Prince’s estate block release of unofficial music in $7 million lawsuit. Picture: Getty

They had described Eye Records as a "bootleg label dedicated to Prince".

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The court has now ordered Eye Records to take down all of Prince's music.

Prince died in 2016 aged 57
Prince died in 2016 aged 57. Picture: PA

Prince’s estate claimed Eye Records released 18 Prince compilations following his death. Among the list of songs were live performances and unreleased tracks.

Prince’s estate wanted $2m per alleged trademark violation and have now been awarded $7 million.

There have been a number of official postumous Prince albums released by the late singer's estate in recent months. The most recent was the Originals album featuring his versions of 'Nothing Compares 2 U' and 'Manic Monday' among others.

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