The audio engineer who issued an unauthorized set of Prince songs is out a not-so-cool $4 million.
A federal court has ruled that George Ian Boxill, who released the Deliverance EP via streaming services in 2017, must pay the artist's estate and return all materials from his work with Prince that he used in violation of copyright laws.
The estate obtained a temporary restraining order that halted sales of the EP, though for a time, the "Deliverance" single remained available.
Boxill, who engineered Prince sessions between 2006 and 2008, claimed he co-wrote and co-produced the tracks -- which he completed after the artist's 2016 overdose death. (Billboard)