Prince performs during the Purple Rain tour.

Family of Prince's 'Brother' Duane Nelson Sr. Fights for Piece of $300M Estate

Prince sometimes referred to Duane J. Nelson Sr. as his brother when both men were still alive, and on Friday afternoon (Oct. 21), a Minnesota state judge set out to determine whether such an unofficial family relationship might allow Duane Nelson’s heirs to inherit a portion of the late superstar’s estimated $300 million estate, or whether the lack of a genetic connection would doom their claims.
Maria Pallante

Maria Pallante Removed as U.S. Register of Copyrights

U.S. Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante was removed from her job Friday morning (Oct. 21) by the Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, who supervises the Copyright Office. Officially, Pallante has been appointed as a senior adviser for digital strategy for the Library of Congress, although it’s clear she was asked to step down.
Kings Of Leon

Kings of Leon Build to Fifth Straight U.K. No. 1 Album With 'WALLS'

Kings of Leon have extended their run of consecutive U.K. No. 1 studio albums to five. 'WALLS' (RCA/Sony) enters the new Official Charts Company ranking at the top, with combined units of 50,000. Elsewhere, British girl group Little Mix have a fourth No. 1 single in the territory with “Shout Out To My Ex” (Syco Music/Sony).
100 Club in London.

UK Group Continues Push to Protect Small Venues, Asking for Fee Parity

Music Venue Trust, a charity in the U.K. that is aggressively lobbying for the protection of grassroots venues in the country and which drew the support of Paul McCartney earlier this week, is calling for members of PRS For Music to oppose PRS' plans to increase live tariff fees.