From Prince to Sharon Jones, too many musicians have passed away in the last year. What will happen to their music, and who will control their legacies? These losses remind us that, while difficult, planning for the inevitable is vital as a musician of any level. On this episode, we look at recent cases of musicians’ estate planning gone awry with attorney Andy Mayoras. We also hear from Conrad Rippy, who represents the estate of Jeff Buckley. Larry Crane, archivist for Elliott Smith, discusses protecting Smith’s legacy and working on his posthumous releases. PLUS: Hear Kevin Devine’s interview with Sean Cannon from Say Yes: An Elliott Smith Podcast.
Andy Mayoras (Attorney)
Conrad Rippy (Attorney)
Larry Crane (Jackpot! Recording Studio, Tape Op Magazine)
Elliott Smith “I Figured You Out”
Elliott Smith “Angeles (Live)”
Delta 5 “Mind Your Own Business”