UPDATED 7:52 p.m. ET on 4/19/17: Less than 24 hours after Prince's Deliverance EP was made available for pre-order, Apple Music, iTunes, and Google Play have removed it from its services. TMZ reports the six-track project of unreleased Prince work was pulled at around 6:30 p.m. ET Wednesday, shortly after Prince's estate appeared in court to block the EP's release.
Deliverance's title track, which was released on streaming services Tuesday night, is no longer available. The project is still available for pre-order on Amazon, along with 30-second previews of each track.
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Never-before-heard Prince songs are headed our way.
This Friday, which happens to be the one-year anniversary of the legendary singer’s death, Rogue Music Alliance will drop a six-track EP of unreleased Prince cuts. The project is titled Deliverance and is available to pre-order now on iTunes.
The EP will include tracks recorded between 2006 and 2008, according to RMA’s press release. Ian Boxill reportedly co-wrote and co-produced the tracks with Prince, and completed them after his untimely death last year.
"The songs were written and recorded when Prince was an independent artist, protesting what he saw as an unjust music industry," the press release reads. "In the spirit of that independence, and in supporting Prince's opinion of major label contracts, Deliverance is being released independently via RMA."
The Washington-based record company, which is known mostly for its Christian music output, announced the majority of the profit from sales of the project will go toward’s Prince’s estate; however, on Tuesday, it was reported Paisley Park and the singer’s estate were suing Boxill over five unpublished Prince songs, including one titled "Deliverance."
According to ABC affiliate KSTP, the plaintiffs are accusing Boxill of "trying to exploit one or more songs for his personal gain at expense of the Prince Estate." The filing states Boxill had signed an agreement that all recordings he did with the legendary artist "would remain Prince's sole and exclusive property," and he "would not use any recordings or property in any way whatsoever."
Representative for RMA were not immediately available for comment.
Deliverance will be released nationwide June 2 at major retailers, including Target and Walmart.
According to a website promoting the album, the music will only be released in the United States, due to "licensing laws."