1. Prince's Estate Ordered to Pay $1 Million to Continue Blocking 'Deliverance' EP Release

    May 03, 2017 8:37 PM EDT The saga surrounding Prince 's posthumous Deliverance EP continues as the music icon's estate was ordered to pay $1 million by a judge on Wednesday (May 3), if it wishes to continue preventing the release of the unheard music.  A Minnesota federal judge extended a restraining order…

  2. Lessons From Prince's Lawyer: Know What Your Work Is Worth

    May 01, 2017 12:20 PM EDT Throughout his career, Prince was a champion of artistic freedom. But in a horribly ironic twist, when he died on April 21, 2016, without a will, he hadn't put in place a legal, financial or creative road map that would allow his estate to follow a direct, clearly delineated vision. Last…

  3. Prince's 'Purple Rain' Expanded Edition Coming June 23 with Unreleased Tracks

    April 28, 2017 7:31 AM EDT NPG Records and Warner Bros. Records will release a multi-disc reissue of Prince 's Grammy- and Oscar-winning 1984 album Purple Rain on June 23. The set will feature a handful of previously unreleased songs and a long-unavailable concert film, Prince and the Revolution Live!,  recorded…

  4. Prince's Former Toronto Home on Market for $18 Million: Report

    April 26, 2017 8:48 AM EDT Prince 's former Toronto home is reportedly back on the market for $13 million. The late rock star lived in the 14,280 square foot compound the late rock star lived in with his wife Manuela Testolini from 2001–2006, when the couple divorced, CTVNews.ca  reports. It features purple…

  5. 'The Fast and the Furious,' 'Star Wars' & More: Film Series With the Most Top 10 Soundtracks

    April 25, 2017 5:46 PM EDT As the new The Fate of the Furious film continues to rake in millions around the world at the box office ( $900 million and counting ), the movie’s soundtrack rolls in at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 chart dated May 6, granting the film series its fourth top 10 effort . It’s one of just a…

  6. Beyonce's 'Lemonade' Highest-Selling Album Globally in 2016; Drake Lands Top Song: IFPI

    April 25, 2017 10:49 AM EDT This morning (April 25), the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) released its annual Global Music Report , an analysis of the revenue of the recorded-music business worldwide. The biggest headline: the global music business grew 5.9 percent in 2016 over the previous…

  7. Prince Mourned by Famous Fans, One Year After His Death

    April 21, 2017 4:38 PM EDT One year after The Purple One’s death, famous Prince fans have taken to social media to honor the rock and pop sensation. Artists from Nile Rodgers to Chaka Khan have posted about the late musician, who died at age 57 in his Minnesota home last April. Check out the complete roundup of social…

  8. Which Prince Hot 100 No. 1 Hit Is the Best? Vote!

    April 21, 2017 4:22 PM EDT Friday (April 21) marks one year since the legendary Prince died at his Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota, but his legacy is perhaps living on more than it ever has. Although Prince left us far too early, he still managed to bless us with 39 albums of material throughout his iconic…

  9. Prince Remembered Throughout Minneapolis on Anniversary of His Death

    April 21, 2017 2:57 AM EDT For Prince fans, the one-year anniversary of his shocking death from an accidental drug overdose will be a time for sadness and celebration. It was a year ago Friday that the music superstar was found dead at Paisley Park, the suburban Minneapolis recording complex where he lived. At Paisley…

  10. Prince's New Single 'Deliverance' Is for Sale Again, EP Remains Under Restraining Order

    April 20, 2017 10:00 PM EDT While a new Prince EP of previously unreleased material will not come out on Friday, the set's title track is now back on sale.  On Tuesday, it was announced that a new five-track collection of unheard Prince studio recordings from 2006–2008 called Deliverance would be released on Friday…

  11. Inside the Confusing Future of Prince's Recorded Music Catalog

    April 20, 2017 1:00 PM EDT Amid allegations of misrepresentation, an iconic repertoire hangs in the balance. Universal Music Group is crying foul over allegations of fraudulent misrepresentation in its licensing deal for Prince 's catalog, which could result in the artist's records once again being shopped to…

  12. Prince Sold More Albums Than Any Other Artist in 2016

    April 20, 2017 12:53 PM EDT In the year after Prince 's death on April 21, 2016, the Purple One's catalog of albums and songs have sold a combined 7.7 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music, through the week ending April 13. Of that sum, 2.3 million were in traditional album sales, and 5.4…

  13. Prince's 'Deliverance' EP Removed From Streaming Services

    April 19, 2017 9:41 PM EDT Prince 's new collection of unreleased material may, in fact, stay unreleased.  The Deliverance EP that was announced Tuesday with the title track available for early streaming has was removed from iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon Music and Google Play on Wednesday (April 19). The action…

  14. Former Prince Estate Advisor Denies Misrepresenting Recorded Music Assets

    April 19, 2017 2:24 PM EDT As controversy continues to swirl regarding the licensing of Prince 's recorded-music catalog, a former advisor to the late icon's estate has released a statement to Billboard denying allegations that the estate misrepresented the rights to Prince's recordings in negotiations…

  15. Prince 'Deliverance' EP Hit With Legal Challenge

    April 19, 2017 5:46 AM EDT The planned release this Friday of a batch of fresh Prince songs has been hit with a legal challenge.  Social media lit up Tuesday with the news that a six-song EP of previously unreleased material called Deliverance will drop April 21 to honor the one year anniversary of Prince's death.…

  16. Unreleased Prince Music Coming Friday on 'Deliverance' EP: Stream Title Track Now

    April 18, 2017 9:53 PM EDT To honor the one year anniversary of Prince 's death, a six song EP of previously unreleased material called Deliverance will be released on Friday and the title track is available now on iTunes and Apple Music.  The collection comprises undiscovered studio recordings from 2006–2008 and…

  17. Prince Left Behind a Treasure Trove to See at Paisley Park

    April 18, 2017 8:57 PM EDT The seven-time Grammy Award-winning musician would "seemingly hang onto everything." One visit to the sprawling Minnesota recording complex that Prince called home may not be enough. Paisley Park, in the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen, opened as a museum in October, just six…

  18. Prince Estate Advisor Troy Carter on Recorded Music Catalog's Future: 'We're Assessing All Rights'

    April 17, 2017 4:45 PM EDT Nearly a year after Prince 's sudden death at the age of 57 on April 21, 2016, seemingly without a will, the late icon's estate is continuing to deal with processing his business affairs, including the fate of his recorded-music legacy. In February, Universal Music Group announced a…

  19. Prince's Doctor Prescribed Oxycodone in Friend's Name, According to Unsealed Affidavit

    April 17, 2017 11:37 AM EDT Several documents, inclduing search warrants, were unsealed Monday (Apr. 17) as the investigation into the musician's death, nearly a year ago, continues. A doctor who saw Prince in the days before he died had prescribed oxycodone under the name of Prince's friend to protect the…

  20. A Year On, Few Answers From Probe Into Prince's Death

    April 16, 2017 11:01 PM EDT It's been nearly a year since Prince died from an accidental drug overdose in his suburban Minneapolis studio and estate, yet investigators still haven't interviewed a key associate or asked a grand jury to consider whether criminal charges are warranted, according to an official…

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