Prince Estate Sues Jay Z's Roc Nation Over Tidal Streaming | NBC 7 San Diego

Prince Estate Sues Jay Z's Roc Nation Over Tidal Streaming

NPG Records wants the streaming halted and seeks damages

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Charles Sykes/Invision/AP
    In this file photo, Shawn "Jay Z" Carter announces the Weinstein Television and Spike TV release of "TIME: The Kalief Browder Story" during a press conference at The Roxy Hotel Cinema on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, in New York.

    Prince's record company is suing Jay Z's company for copyright infringement, saying it streamed Prince's songs on the Tidal music service without permission after his death.

    Prince's NPG Records says in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday in Minneapolis federal court that Prince gave permission to Roc Nation to stream songs on Tidal from only one of his albums.

    'Late Night': Caitlyn Jenner Defends Her Vote for Trump

    [NATL] 'Late Night': Caitlyn Jenner Defends Her Vote for Trump

    Seth Meyers talks with Caitlyn Jenner about her opinion of President Donald Trump and why she didn't play golf with Trump when he asked.

    (Published 2 hours ago)

    But the lawsuit says other songs, including "Purple Rain," ''Little Red Corvette" and "1999," began streaming about six weeks after Prince's April death.

    NPG Records wants the streaming halted and seeks damages.

    Roc Nation says in a court filing in state court last week that Prince signed off on the streaming arrangement before his death.

    A spokesman for Tidal declined to comment on the lawsuit. Tidal is owned by Roc Nation.

    'Tonight': 'Barack Obama' Is Back From Vacation

    [NATL] 'Tonight': Fallon Welcomes 'Barack Obama' Back From Vacation

    Jimmy Fallon interviews the character "President Barack Obama" about his plans now that he's returned from vacation.

    (Published 2 hours ago)