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New release by the late artist prompts lawsuit

US singer Prince performs on October 11,

On the first anniversary of his death, let there be new music from Prince—maybe.

"Deliverance," a six-song EP priced at $3.99, is scheduled to debut Friday on iTunes and other digital platforms. But Prince's representatives have filed a lawsuit to block the sale of the previously unreleased tracks, which were recorded from 2006-2008.

Rogue Music Alliance claims "the majority of all sales" will benefit Prince's estate, whose attorneys argue that the record company is not authorized to sell "Deliverance." They claim Rogue Music's owner absconded with the master tapes, valued at $75,000.

At the moment, the title track can be downloaded for 99 cents on iTunes. Whether the entire EP will be available on Friday remains to be seen.

Photo by Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images

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