The Prince Estate and TIDAL Announce Agreement to Debut New and Unreleased Prince Album and Settlement of Prior Legal Disputes

The Prince Estate and global music and entertainment platform TIDAL confirm plans to debut highly anticipated new Prince music exclusively via the TIDAL streaming service.  The new album will contain previously unreleased music sourced from Prince’s vast archive of Vault recordings.  The album – expected to be released in 2019 – will stream exclusively on TIDAL for fourteen days and will be available for download seven days after its debut.  A global physical release is planned via The Prince Estate following the exclusive digital premiere on TIDAL.  The new release marks a continuation of Prince’s 2015 partnership with TIDAL, which resulted in the exclusive debut of HITnRUN Phase One and HITnRUN Phase Two via the streaming service.  This concludes the previously unresolved legal matters between The Prince Estate and TIDAL.

The Prince Estate and Jay-Z are working together on the song selection for the album.  “Our only goal is to share Prince’s music with his fans as he wanted.  After thoughtful and honest conversation with him, he chose TIDAL as his partner for HITnRUN Phase One and HITnRUN Phase Two, and we will continue to respect and honor Prince’s enduring legacy and wishes with this new collection,” Jay-Z said.  Troy Carter, speaking on behalf of The Prince Estate, echoed those sentiments, noting “I’m very pleased this is resolved, and we get to honor the relationship between Prince and TIDAL with this album. We look forward to fans hearing the new music and experiencing the genius of Prince.”

The album partnership with TIDAL does not involve any of Prince’s music catalogue that is subject to prior agreements with Warner Brothers Records, Inc.  The agreement between TIDAL and The Prince Estate was approved on May 9, 2018 by the Probate Court overseeing The Prince Estate.


One thought on “The Prince Estate and TIDAL Announce Agreement to Debut New and Unreleased Prince Album and Settlement of Prior Legal Disputes

  1. Glad they finally settled this.

    “I sat down with Prince, eye to eye
    He told me his wishes before he died
    Now, Londell McMillan, he must be color blind
    They only see green from them purple eyes
    They eyes hide, they eyes high
    My eyes wide shut to all the lies
    These industry niggas, they always been fishy
    But ain’t no Biggie, no lazy eye, huh
    This guy had ‘Slave’ on his face
    You think he wanted the masters with his masters?
    You greedy bastards sold tickets to walk through his house
    I’m surprised you ain’t auction off the casket
    Don’t big bro me, don’t “Big Homie”
    I’ve seen pure admiration become rivals
    I’ve been to Paris at least two times
    I’ve seen the Eiffel, I’ve seen a eyeful”

    – Jay Z 4:44

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