Jay Z now has 100 problems … Prince’s label is suing him for streaming his music on Tidal

Prince's music label sues Jay Z over streaming music

Prince's record label is suing Jay Z's company for allegedly illegally streaming the late singer's music, according to celebrity news website TMZ.

The lawsuit claims that Prince, via NPG Records, made a deal with Jay Z's Roc Nation to allow Tidal to stream the "Hit N Run: Phase 1, " the last album the "Purple Rain" singer released before his death in April.

But on June 7, 2016, Roc Nation subsequently decided to stream nearly all of Prince's back-catalog, TMZ reported. NPG claims that there was no deal in place for this and is suing Roc Nation for copyright infringement and is hoping to block streaming of Prince's songs, except his last album.

NPG Group and Roc Nation's representatives did not immediately respond when contacted by CNBC.

According to TMZ, damages would be "enormous" and there is reportedly a 3-page list of songs that Tidal was not authorized to stream.

Read the full TMZ story here.

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