No. 86: L. Londell McMillan & Charles Koppelman | Power 100

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L. Londell McMillan (left) and Charles Koppleman (right) photographed on Jan. 18 at C.A.K. Entertainment in New York.

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L. LONDELL MCMILLAN

CHARLES KOPPELMAN

Special entertainment advisers to the estate of Prince Rogers Nelson

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When Prince died on April 21, 2016, he left no apparent will and an estate in disarray. Since Charles Koppelman and L. Londell McMillan were appointed advisers to the estate in June, they have begun to create order -- and revenue -- from the chaos. They’re well-suited for the job: Koppelman, who has held top positions at CBS Records and EMI, signed Prince to the latter in 1996 and now heads his own firm, C.A.K. Entertainment; McMillan worked as Prince’s attorney and later managed him. What’s at stake? A lot. Posthumously, Prince has sold more than 2.1 million albums and 5 million digital downloads in the United States.

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Why Prince Left No Will: McMillan: "Many who worked with Prince advised him to have a will. But those who really knew him are not surprised. He would ask, 'Who wants to kill me?'"

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