Prince had hundreds of hours of music in his vault at the time of his passing and now his estate is already making plans to release it.
Charles Koppelman — the man who signed Prince when he was head of EMI and released the musician’s 1996 triple-album, “Emancipation” — has just been appointed along with L. Londell McMillan, Prince’s longtime lawyer and manager, to handle the Prince’s entertainment assets.
via Page Six:
“We’re going to be having a good time,” Koppelman told me. “There is so much to be done with this estate. There are vaults full of music.”
Koppelman, who once handled business for Martha Stewart, said there could be a Broadway musical featuring Prince’s hits or a Cirque du Soleil show.
“Prince was an icon on the level of The Beatles and Michael Jackson, and his legacy should be honored,” Koppelman said. “Though his name was Prince, I always thought he was the king of music.”
Bremer Trust, the court-approved special administrator of the estate of Prince Rogers Nelson, selected Koppelman and McMillan because they worked together when he insisted on being called “The Artist Formerly Known as Prince.”
“He couldn’t have been sweeter. He couldn’t have been more real,” Koppelman said.
But when McMillan reminded Koppelman of the name change, “I said, ‘What would happen if something was about to fall on his head? I think I would say “Prince.”?’?”
We imagine we’ll get a release or two right before the holidays.