*

Prince's Unheard 'Vault Of Music' May Be Released Sooner Than You Think

Ralph Bristout

 // Jun 20, 2016

Kevin Mazur // Getty Images

For long, Prince's treasure trove of unreleased music has remained the stuff of legend. Back in April, just days after his death, a bank vault of unheard material located underneath the late singer's Paisley Park estate was drilled open by Bremer Trust, who was appointed administrator of the estate. Discovered inside this vault, was enough music to reportedly last a century. Now, managers for Prince's entertainment assets have stepped in to help facilitate the release material from the seven-time Grammy Award winner's "vault of music," which could appear on Broadway, film soundtracks, and more.

Prince's longtime lawyer and manager L. Londell McMillan and music industry exec Charles Koppelman were appointed to help administer the music icon's estate and entertainment assets following his untimely passing at the age of 57. While talking to Page Six of the New York Post, Koppelman hinted at plans for the unheard material, telling the paper, "There is so much to be done with this estate. There are vaults full of music." Among the ideas in place, according to Koppelman, include a Broadway musical featuring Prince's music, a la "Jersey Boys," as well as a Cirque du Soleil show in similar vein to ongoing shows like "Michael Jackson: ONE" and the Beatles' "LOVE."

"Prince was an icon on the level of The Beatles and Michael Jackson, and his legacy should be honored," Koppelman said. "Though his name was Prince, I always thought he was the king of music." No concrete details have been listed for the estate's slate of upcoming releases.

Prince chat with Arsenio 05/03/14
Paddy Joe

In 2014, Prince sat with Arsenio Hall and discussed his vault of unreleased music, stating, "There’s a lot of bootlegs out there that are unfinished, unmixed. Again, you wait till you find other things to go with it."

McMillan and Koppelman's plans arrive after recent reports indicated that Bremer Trust is looking into turning Paisley Park into a public fan attraction similar to Elvis Presley's home, Graceland.

Video
From the top