The Prince Estate will not renew Graceland’s contract after 1 October expiry.
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News relating to Prince’s death on 21 April 2016.
In what is seen as a precursor to getting Prince’s vast music catalogue put back onto streaming services, such as Spotify and iTunes, took a step closer as a licensing deal is signed between Bremer Trust (the company managing the late musician’s estate) and Global Music Rights.
Paisley Park Studios, Prince’s home since 1985, which opened its doors to tourists on 6 October, was forced shut following concerns by Chanhassen City Council for public safety from the increased traffic and pedestrians around the property, 7801 Audubon Road.
The firm behind Graceland, the former Memphis home of Elvis Presley, is to do likewise with Paisley Park, which is set to open its doors for self-guided and guided from 6 October.
Music streaming service TIDAL has added 15 of Prince’s rarest albums to its catalogue
According to Prince’s family a public memorial is in the works, however, a small one for close friends has been held on 11 May in Beverley Hills.
The wake of Prince’s death on 21 April has seen a surge in interest of Prince’s back catalogue, returning fourteen albums to the UK charts and eleven in Billboard’s Top 100.
Private until the very end Prince has been cremated following a small ceremony.
A bout of flu on 7 April saw Prince cancelling his two shows for the Piano & A Microphone tour scheduled at Altanta’s Fox Theatre on the day they were due to take place.
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