Recently, it seems that the police investigations of Prince’s death might have reached a conclusion, but there is another battle, this time for his music. The famous star had died on April 21, and after this sad event, it was discovered that he had put away dozens and dozens of music he had not published, stored in a vault in her home from Paisley Park. This has stirred lots of enthusiasm and debates whether the songs should be made public or not.
Moreover, Prince did not leave behind any will so as to settle the ownership for the assets he has, which made many people believe that the large audience will never have the chance of listening to the songs. A new report released by Billboard, however, shows that the estate advisers of Prince are kind of negotiating with several record labels, the biggest in the world, namely Universal, Sony and Warner, for the contents of the vault. The rumored amount is $35 million. It seems that all three companies want to buy the music.
According to Billboard, in the upcoming months we will have the chance to see a newly released deluxe edition of Purple Rain. However, because there is a continuous legal battle over who owns the estate now, all the unpublished music hasn’t been cataloged yet. Last year, in an interview he gave for the New York Post, Prince declared that he has enough songs to release 26 albums, which is good news for whoever loves his music!
Susan Rodgers, who is a recording engineer, declared that the vault keeps some of his most personal songs ever, while Cat Glover, who was his protégé, explained how the two of them would write songs at an extremely fast pace, but they would put them away in order to be reviewed later.