Roc Nation, Tidal Fight Back Against Prince Estate Over Recordings

Prince performs during the “Pepsi Halftime Show” at Super Bowl XLI between the Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Bears on February 4, 2007 at Dolphin Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. Jonathan Daniel/Getty

A legal battle surrounding the rights to stream Prince‘s catalogue is heating up. Two companies associated with Jay Z, Tidal and Roc Nation, have filed papers alleging that the administrator of Prince’s estate did not have the authority to shop the artist’s songs to competing streaming services, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Prince’s estate, run by Bremer Trust since his death last April, is reportedly hoping to get Prince’s songs to Apple, Spotify and other streaming services prior to the Grammys next month, in anticipation of a tribute to the artist. The administrator reportedly…