Ever since his ever-unfortunate passing, the music scene has honored Prince with countless cover songs, concert tributes, and even in a second line down the streets of New Orleans.
His discography is one that will last forever, as the Purple One’s music resonates as some of the best pop music to date.
When a musician dies, their fans mourn the ending of an era. How can one live without more music from Prince?
Fortunately, Bremer Trust, who have been made administrators of the estate following Prince’s sudden death on April 21, opened the vault in order to take an inventory of its contents.
However they had to drill it open – as Prince was the only person who knew the code.
Its reported that the singer left behind so much unreleased material that there would be enough to release an album every year for the next century.
His former recording engineer Susan Rogers told Good Morning America:
‘We could put out more work in a month than most people could do in a year or more’
while Prince himself had also previously commented on the sheer volume of unreleased music he had made.
‘One day, someone will release them,’
‘I don’t know that I’ll get to release them. There’s just so many.’
Tyka Nelson, sister of the late music superstar Prince, asked a court to appoint Bremer Trust as special administrator because she believes
“no personal representative has been appointed in Minnesota or elsewhere,”
“substantial assets consisting of personal and real property that requires protection,”
“owned and controlled business interests that require ongoing management and supervision,”
“has heirs whose identities and addresses need to be determined.”
Prince owned a dozen properties in Minnesota, most of it undeveloped land and some houses for relatives, worth about $27 million, according to public records.
He also sold more than 100 million albums, according to Warner Music Group.
And Pollstar, a concert industry magazine, said that in the years that his tours topped the charts 10 years over four decades performing the tours raked in $225 million in ticket sales.
The documents don’t estimate how much his estate may be worth, but Prince made hundreds of millions of dollars for record companies, concert venues and others.
Prince, who was 57, was found dead in a lift at his Paisley Park estate on April 21.