1. Prince Estate Taps Azoff's Global Music Rights to Oversee Artist's Entire Catalog

    January 11, 2017 10:43 AM EST Global Music Rights has won the sweepstakes to represent the Prince catalog for performance licensing, signing a deal with Bremer Trust which has been overseeing the estate of the innovative artist. The deal is backdated to Oct. 1, 2016, for the entire Prince catalog on a worldwide basis,…

  2. Prince's Estate Partners With Universal's Bravado for Global Branding and Licensing

    January 10, 2017 3:04 PM EST Following the November announcement of its pact to become the global administrator of Prince’s publishing catalog , Universal Music Group announced another deal with the late artist’s estate today: Bravado, UMG’s merchandise and brand management company, will be the estate’s exclusive…

  3. Prince Honored With a Second School in Malawi

    January 09, 2017 12:25 PM EST In A Perfect World opens a new facility built with seed money from the late icon’s fans. In A Perfect World is celebrating today’s (Jan. 9) opening of a school in Malawi, built in honor of Prince -- the first erected with seed money donated by the late legend’s fans. The Chisumbu School,…

  4. Inventory of Prince's Estate Lists Cash, Property and Gold Bars

    January 07, 2017 2:52 PM EST An inventory of Prince 's estate submitted to a probate court in Minnesota shows he had acquired tens of millions of dollars' worth of real estate and other personal property before he died last year. Much of the value of his estate hasn't been established yet, including…

  5. 'The Pop Star Was No More': George Michael's Former Publicist on the Lawsuit That Crippled His Career

    January 06, 2017 9:12 AM EST I was there at the High Court in London in 1993, the day George Michael testified in his lawsuit against Sony, in which he sought to be released from his recording contract. “How are you doing?” I asked, as we waited for him to be called to the stand. “I’m shitting myself,” George said with a…

  6. Keith Urban Joined by Nicole Kidman for New Year's Eve Tribute to David Bowie, Prince & More: Watch

    January 01, 2017 7:46 PM EST Keith Urban paid respect to many of the great musicians who passed away in 2016 during his Music City Midnight New Year's Eve performance in Nashville Saturday night (Dec. 31). His eight-minute set, leading up to midnight and airing on CNN, included a medley of Leonard Cohen ’s …

  7. 'Sgt. Pepper' Redesign Updated To Include Carrie Fisher, George Michael and More of This Year's Lost Legends

    December 28, 2016 9:41 AM EST The iconic album artwork was reimagined to honor legends lost in 2016. Early in December, an image surfaced on social media of a redesigned album cover for The Beatles ' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band ; it depicts many of the lives lost in 2016, primarily of iconic figures in…

  8. Prince Divorce File to Be Unsealed, Against Ex-Wife's Objections

    December 21, 2016 7:13 PM EST A judge has ordered Prince 's divorce file opened next month over the objections of ex-wife Manuela Testolini. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune , Wednesday's order says the records from Prince's 2006 divorce will be made public Jan. 13. The judge denied Testolini'…

  9. Prince Discussed 'Paisley Park' Reality Show with Netflix

    December 11, 2016 10:38 PM EST Here's something else we lost with the death of Prince : A Netflix reality series centered on his Paisley Park home in Minnesota. A Netflix spokesperson told The Associated Press on Saturday that the online entertainment company had been in "discussions" with Prince about a…

  10. Prince's Formative Years: His 10 Best Songs Before 1981's 'Controversy'

    December 10, 2016 11:00 AM EST "Soft and Wet," "I Wanna Be Your Lover," "Dirty Mind" and more. It still doesn’t feel like Prince is gone. It’s too weird; there’s too much life captured in his music. Someone like Leonard Cohen being dead is somehow easier to process -- his words and funereal…

  11. 10 Best Awards Show Moments of 2016: Critic's Picks

    December 09, 2016 5:50 PM EST What can be said about this year? We lost some of music’s most important innovators, including David Bowie and Prince . We watched modern music mavens meld genres that normally wouldn’t sit next to each other and challenge what pop can be, and we watched them do it in unlikely places -- like…

  12. Jay Z's Roc Nation Wanted To Manage Prince's Music, Court Documents Show

    December 07, 2016 1:09 AM EST Court documents show that Roc Nation, the entertainment company founded by rap mogul Jay Z , tried but failed to get chosen to manage Prince's musical assets in the weeks after the rock superstar's death. The documents stem from a dispute between Prince's record company and Jay…

  13. Prince's 'Purple Rain' Features in a Minnesota Family's Annual Christmas Display: Watch

    December 06, 2016 10:12 PM EST Fans in Prince ’s hometown of Minneapolis, Minn. took their dedication to the next level for the holiday season. The Staudt family  told the Minneapolis Star Tribune  were hit hard by the legendary musician's passing, so they decided to include the late superstar in their annual…

  14. The Weeknd's 'Starboy' Shines on Australia's Albums Chart

    December 05, 2016 3:47 AM EST The Weeknd’s Starboy (Republic/Universal) rockets to No. 1 on Australia’s albums survey while Clean Bandit snatches the week’s best-selling single with “Rockabye” (EastWest/Warner). Starboy debuts at No. 1 on the ARIA Albums Chart , giving the Canadian R&B artist his second successive No.…

  15. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: Prince's '4Ever' Marks Late Icon's 40th Charting Album

    December 01, 2016 9:34 PM EST Plus: "A Charlie Brown Christmas" is a hot seller on vinyl. On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart (dated Dec. 10), Metallica earned its sixth No. 1 album as Hardwired… to Self-Destruct bowed at No. 1 with 291,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Nov. 24, according…

  16. Prince's Estate Worth $200 Million, Court Filings Suggest

    November 30, 2016 4:52 PM EST Prince 's estate is worth about $200 million, a new court filing suggests. It's the first time a specific estimate has emerged publicly from court proceedings following Prince's April overdose death. Since he left no known will, the rock superstar's sister and five half…

  17. Music by David Bowie, Prince, N.W.A, Nirvana & More Added to Grammy Hall of Fame

    November 28, 2016 8:15 PM EST The Recording Academy has announced 25 new musical works that will be added to the Grammy Hall of Fame, including pieces by Prince , David Bowie , Nirvana , N.W.A  and more.  "The GRAMMY Hall Of Fame represents all genres of music, acknowledging the diversity of musical expression for…

  18. Paisley Park to Host 2017 Celebration of Prince's Life

    November 28, 2016 6:05 PM EST Prince 's Paisley Park will host a four-day celebration of the "Purple Rain" megastar's life next year. The event, "Celebration 2017," will be held April 20-23 during the anniversary of his death. Bands scheduled to perform include The Revolution, Morris Day and…

  19. Sting Reopens Bataclan With 'Fragile,' Tribute to David Bowie and Prince

    November 12, 2016 5:08 PM EST "We’ve got two important things to do tonight: first, to remember and honor those who lost their lives in the attacks a year ago and to celebrate the life and the music of this historic venue." A day shy of the anniversary of the Paris attacks, Sting reopened Paris' Bataclan…

  20. Maxwell & Mary J. Blige Revive Classic Soul at King & Queen of Hearts Tour Stop in New York

    November 11, 2016 9:18 AM EST The results of Tuesday's presidential election were disappointing to many, and it didn't take long for Maxwell to allude to the country's new political reality during his show with Mary J. Blige at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night (Nov. 10). "I'm just waiting…

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