Prince‘s estate just scored a big legal victory that will help preserve the legacy and integrity of his music … and it got a ton of cash too.
According to new legal docs, obtained by TMZ … the judge sided with the late musician’s estate in its suit against Eye Records, which Prince’s estate described as a “bootleg label dedicated to Prince.”
The estate gets $7 million in the default judgment and the record label’s been ordered to take down all of its bootlegged Prince property.
We broke the story … Prince’s estate sued Eye Records in August 2018 for allegedly releasing 18 Prince compilations since his death, including live performances and unreleased tracks, without rights.
According to the suit … the record label was using the online store newlovesigne.com to sell the bootlegged music, and Prince’s estate wanted $2 million for every alleged Prince trademark violation, for which there were a lot.
The estate wasn’t awarded that much moolah, but $7 mil’s nothing to sneeze at … and it appears the website has been taken down already.