Jay-Z and Tidal are working on a new Prince album

Brenda Watkins
May 16, 2018

According to a press release (via PR Newswire), the new Prince album will feature previously unreleased music from the Purple One's vault at Paisley Park.

The album will first stream exclusively on TIDAL for 14 days and a download will be available seven days after its debut.

Troy Carter, the entertainment advisor for the estate, said that he and Prince's family are looking forward to the partnership with Tidal.

"Our only goal is to share Prince's music with his fans as he wanted", Jay-Z said in a statement.

The announcement also stated that the new release "marks a continuation of Prince's 2015 partnership with Tidal", and "concludes the previously unresolved legal matters between The Prince Estate and Tidal", which came about after the death of Prince from an accidental overdose in April 2016.

The newly announced agreement brings to mind the legal battle between Tidal and Prince's estate.

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Jay-Z, obviously not happy with the situation, mentioned the dispute and the estate's controversial attorney Londell McMillan in the song Caught Their Eyes on his Grammy-nominated album 4:44.

New music from Prince will be hitting the airwaves.

Roc Nation was sued in 2016 by Prince's estate after claiming exclusive streaming rights to Prince's music, but that has been settled. Before his death, Prince began working on his memoir, The Beautiful Ones, and the 50-pages he completely before his untimely death will be released later this year.

Prince may be gone physically, but musically he lives.

Carter managed Lady Gaga and Meghan Trainor, was CEO of the Atom Factory and was a vice president at Spotify. It's still unknown what label will distribute the record but this album is different than the one that is slated to be released in September 2018.

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