Judge cancels music deal with Prince’s estate
A Minnesota judge ruled Thursday that Universal Music Group should be released from a music rights deal with Prince’s estate. Universal struck a deal with the estate in January, but the estate later sought to cancel the deal after Warner Bros. Records claimed it conflicted with a contract it signed with Prince in 2014. Carver County District Judge Kevin Eide granted the estate’s request in a ruling late Thursday. Prince died of an accidental opioid overdose in 2016.