The trust company overseeing Prince’s estate named its new entertainment advisor this week, and a judge made a ruling in the case.
Comerica Bank & Trust has picked Spotify executive Troy Carter, the former manager for Lady Gaga and Meghan Trainor, as its entertainment advisor, Carter told Billboard and Variety magazine this week.
The company confirmed it in a separate statement to the trade publications.
Carter says he’s humbled to work with Prince’s family and Comerica to advance Prince’s musical legacy.
In Carver County, where Prince lived, the pop star’s six known surviving siblings urged a judge not to delay naming them the rightful heirs to the estate.
Prince apparently left no will.
While Carver County District Judge Kevin Eide has said he’s “reasonably certain” he’ll declare the six siblings to be the heirs, he has also said he plans to wait for the final resolution of appeals by some purported heirs whose claims were rejected.
The six siblings served notice late last month that they want the judge to act sooner.
In a memo filed Wednesday, their attorneys argue that no credible surviving spouse or child has come forward, so further delays benefit nobody.
A hearing is set for May 10, 2017.
Carter takes over the entertainment adviser role previously shared by entertainment lawyer L. Londell McMillan and music business executive Charles Koppelman.
They were brought in by St. Paul-based Bremer Trust, which temporarily administered the estate after Prince died nearly one year ago of an accidental drug overdose found alone and unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Park home
Comerica took over the permanent role of running the estate in Feb.
Carter will continue as at Spotify’s global head of creative services.