Roc Nation clashes with Prince estate over streaming rights

On Friday, Roc Nation filed a petition asking the court to enforce a contract that granted Jay Z’s TIDAL streaming service exclusive streaming distribution rights to Prince’s catalog. The filing came less than two weeks after Universal Music Publishing Group landed a deal with Prince’s estate to become the exclusive administrator of Prince’s entire music catalog. That arrangement, according to Billboard, jeopardizes Tidal’s exclusive streaming rights because Universal would want Prince’s music on multiple services to increase revenue. – Steven Musil, CNET

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