The Prince estate has won a judgment of $4 million against a producer who allegedly released a few songs after his death without permission.
The Blast obtained court documents which stated that producer George Ian Boxill has to now fork out a massive $3,960,287.65 for damages, costs and attorney’s fees to the estate.
Prince has always been very diligent when it came to releasing his music, and even a few decisions they have made since his death have been questionable. Fans were stunned when a Capital One commercial aired during the Emmy Awards that featured Prince's 1984 song "Let's Go Crazy." Prince would not have ok'd the usage if he had been alive.
The ruling determined that Boxill breached his contract with the estate when he made an unauthorized effort to release his “Deliverance” EP last year. The producer was also ordered to "return all Prince materials he obtained through his work for Prince to the estate."
Die-hard Prince fans will be pleased. The only group that Prince has ever let sample his music was Hip-Hop group, Public Enemy.