Lawyer Charles Koppelman and manager L. Londell McMillan have been appointed to handle all of Prince’s music and entertainment assets since his untimely death in April. Koppelman told the New York Post that there is a very large amount of unreleased content, so fans can expect a ton of new Prince music.
Koppelman said, “Prince was an icon on the level of The Beatles and Michael Jackson, and his legacy should be honored. Though is name was Prince, I always thought he was the king of music.” Prince famously has a vast amount of unreleased music as he was constantly writing and recording. He continued, “We’re going to be having a good time. There is so much to be done with this estate. There are vaults full of music.” Koppelman also hinted that music from Prince’s vast catalogue could be featured in a musical or Cirque du Soleil show a la Michael Jackson – One.
Donald David, an attorney who represents the estates of Tupac Shakur among other deceased music artists stated, “…You’re going to see unreleased Prince albums – if the estate is properly managed – for the next two decades.”
Hopefully, Koppelman and David will do justice to the legacy of Prince, releasing excellent music. The best example of this is probably the Michael Jackson song Love Never Felt So Good, which was pulled from his vaults and reworked by Timbaland who added Justin Timberlake to the track. That track went on to hit #9, becoming Jackson’s first Top 10 single since 2001’s You Rock My World, and his first platinum selling single since 1995’s You Are Not Alone.