Prince is gone, but there seems to be no risk of the legendary musician being forgotten. In fact, fans may soon be able to hear more of his music that ever before. Charles Koppelman, who is working with Prince’s lawyer and manager, L. Londell McMillan, told New York Post’s Page Six that there’s the possibility of the Purple One’s music being used for a Broadway musical or a Cirque du Soleil show, among other options.
The music exec revealed that “there are vaults full of music,” and he gave the sense that fans can expect it to be used in numerous interesting ways. “There is so much to be done with this estate,” said Koppelman, who once signed Prince to EMI and released 1996’s Emancipation.
To Koppelman, it only makes sense to find additional ways to pay tribute to the musical innovator. He compared Prince to the Beatles and Michael Jackson, both of whom have inspired Cirque du Soleil shows (Love and One, respectively) as well as other stage productions, like Let It Be and Thriller Live. “His legacy should be honored,” said Koppelman.
Given the flash, style, and skill of Prince, his life and his music certainly lend themselves well to either of the possibilities Koppelman suggested. Additionally, fan interest should be there. After all, the musician is so beloved that his birthday was designated as “Prince Day” by Minnesota’s governor this year, and he also rated a 24/7 SiriusXM tribute channel after his death.
At this point, it is clear that Koppelman and McMillan are still in the early stages of deciding what to do with Prince’s music. Nonetheless, for fans, it is great to know that the people in charge of his estate are excited about sharing that music in new and intriguing ways. They seem to be considering a variety of different possibilities, and any and all will likely be appreciated.