Prince Suing Label Over Tribute Album
Published Jun 26, 2008If there is one thing Prince loves more than the colour purple, its lawsuits. Following recent scuffles with music pirates, YouTube posters and other internet baddies, the Purple One is now suing Norwegian label C+C Records for making a tribute album in his honour.
Christer Falck, the owner of C+C Records, recently asked some 50 Norwegian artists to each pick a song from Princes massive back catalog and cover it in celebration of the artists 50th birthday. Falck then assembled the tracks as a five-disc, 81-track box set titled Shockadelica 50th Anniversary Tribute to the Artist Known as Prince, which was released earlier this month to rave reviews in Norway and entered the countrys album charts at No. 8.
Well, apparently Falck decided he should pass one of the 5,000 limited-edition copies to Prince. Big mistake. Princes management has now in turn responded with a lawsuit and Norways Dagbladet newspaper reports Princes lawyers are suing C+C Records and asking for all copies of the tribute to be destroyed.
As of yet, C+C Records has not pulled the record and its still available to order via the labels website. But who knows how much longer it will remain out of the reach from the long arm of Prince.