Prince’s estate suing Jay Z, offering Paisley Park tours, selling 3 properties
More trouble in Tidal land. Minnesota StarTribune reports:
Prince’s estate is suing rap mogul Jay Z over who has the rights to stream the late superstar’s music.
The ongoing battle has festered for months in Carver County District Court, but on Tuesday, NPG Records Inc., and NPG Music Publishing — Prince’s music entities — escalated it by filing a federal lawsuit alleging copyright infringement against Roc Nation, a multifaceted business started by Shawn C. Carter — Jay Z — which includes Tidal, a music streaming service.
Meanwhile, looking to move to Minnesota? From the LA Times:
A trio of properties owned by the late singer-songwriter Prince have come to market in Chanhassen, a suburb of Minneapolis.
The largest of the properties, at 1.82 acres, includes new construction of a Gonyea Homes-designed house of about 3,600 square feet. Described as a rambler with an open floor plan, the house will have a vaulted great room, a game room, four bedrooms and three bathrooms.
Prince’s actual home was of course Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota where you can pay to take a tour, at least through March 2017.
Fans will have the unprecedented opportunity to experience first-hand what it was like for Prince to create, produce and perform inside this private sanctuary and remarkable production complex.
Throughout the experience, visitors will see artifacts from Prince’s personal archives, including iconic concert wardrobe, awards, musical instruments, artwork, rare music and video recordings and motorcycles.
Prices range from $38.50 for a general admission ticket to $100 for the VIP experience, ping pong balls not included (though at $12 they’re still much cheaper than one of his homes).
Naturally, no photos are permitted on the tour, though they did let Al Roker’s video cameras in in October.