Tidal streaming service of rap mogul Jay Z have been slammed with a lawsuit by Prince estate. They are demanding it take down most of the catalog of the late pop icon.
In a lawsuit, Prince’s estate said that Tidal only had exclusive rights to the album for 90 days and that the deal did not cover the rest of Prince’s catalog.
Tidal and Jay Z’s Roc Nation were accused of not communicating with the estate “to expand the offering of Prince works on the Tidal service.” This is according to the lawsuit filed Tuesday in a federal court in Prince’s native Minnesota.
The streaming service did not immediately reply to the lawsuit and Prince’s vast catalog was available on Tidal as of Wednesday.
Tidal, which has struggled to take a greater market share from streaming leader Spotify and new competitor Apple Music, has heavily promoted exclusives including the Prince catalog.
Last year, when the deal with Tidal was announced, Prince hailed the streaming service as a way to release his music quickly and maintain artistic control.