Prince’s EP, ‘Deliverance,’ Meets Legal Challenge

Paisley Park has requested "any and all masters, copies and reproductions" be returned.

By Robyn Collins

It was revealed on social media on Tuesday (April 18) that this Friday, April 21, would be release day for a new Prince EP. The date marks the one year anniversary of the icon’s passing.

Related: Listen to Prince’s ‘Deliverance” From New Six-Song EP

As a teaser, the title track, “Deliverance,” was dropped early on iTunes and Apple Music.

Shortly after the release, however, reports came out that Prince’s estate and Paisley Park had filed a federal suit against the EP’s co-writer, co-producer and c0-mixer George Ian Boxill for holding onto the Deliverance tracks for all these years. The lawsuit put the value of the work at over $75,000, Billboard reports.

The estate argues that Boxill’s refusal to return tracks violated a contract he made with Prince. The suit was filed in Carver County district court last Friday, but re-filed in federal court Tuesday.he estate and Paisley Park has requested “any and all masters, copies and reproductions” be returned.

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