Federal Judge Extends Restraining Order Against Prince Sound Engineer

Federal Judge Extends Restraining Order Against Prince Sound Engineer Photo: KSTP/File

May 03, 2017 03:18 PM

A federal court judge has extended and modified the restraining order against George Ian Boxill, the sound engineer and mixer who independently released an album of Prince songs last month.

U.S. District Judge Wilhelmina Wright issued the order Wednesday to extend the restraining order to 11:59 p.m. May 22.


In April Wright granted an emergency hearing regarding the lawsuit, which claims Boxill violated a contract with the late pop star and illegally possessed recordings he produced with Prince. 

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The judge ruled April 19 a restraining order was necessary, and ordered Boxill to take down the six-song album he had released called "Deliverance."

Wednesday's order states Boxill "shall not publish or disseminate any unreleased recordings that comprise the work of Prince Rogers Nelson that are alleged to be within the scope of the Confidentiality Agreement between Boxill and Paisley Park Enterprises."

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The order requires Boxill to provide the estate's counsel with all recordings he acquired through his work with Paisley Park for use in litigation.

At the same time, the order requires attorneys for the estate to post a bond of $1 million no later than 5 p.m. May 12. If they fail to do so, the restraining order would be dissolved.

However, a website deliverance.is still has the single "Deliverance" available for purchase, and it remains active as of Wednesday afternoon. 


Michael Oakes

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