Maybe, it’s a financial issue with his estate being tied up or frozen? Maybe, the family is waiting for official cause of death details? Maybe, it’s that they don’t know how to do it properly yet but, while Prince’s family has held their own, private service for the Late Prince, there’s been nothing publicly announced as to a public memorial service for him by his family.
It very well may be that The Public, doesn’t have the right to expect a memorial service to be held? However, it is The Public who will be buying up more of the late singer’s music and putting money into someone’s pockets for some time to come it seems. In the family’s eyes, that does make it fitting that Prince’s family should be thinking about a public memorial of some type or another.
Let’s face it. Time has gone on now since Prince’s sudden death and while people are still interested in the reason for his passing at 53 years of age, without more than a speculated cause of death, there needs to be “closure” for his fans who are still buying his music. With left behind, unpublished tracks that could include enough music for 100 years to come, it may be prudent to keep him in people’s minds, not left undone.
Prince knew what his family doesn’t seem to understand. Give The Public what it wants and it draws in fans. Fans buy your music. His family seems to be dropping the ball on this simple concept by not somehow, getting help and organizing a public memorial.
In the meantime, tributes have been done on differing stages by varying artists, at varying times. Actor, writer and director, Spike Lee has done at least one memorial for Prince and may plan another. His ex-wives have also had a crack at doing one and not inviting his family. Those who were closest to him may have not had a chance at these memorials yet but, most of all, the people who put their money on the table and into the late musician’s estate by buying his music, are being left out in the cold.
As more time passes, record sales will slow down. Prince’s memory will be simply ones that people remember upon hearing his music or by watching a video of him performing. More and more of The Public, will move on with their lives and find other artists to follow with eagerness instead.
It seems time that Prince’s family follows through with their promise to hold a public memorial service for him or, risk losing the public’s interest as time goes by. That, in and of itself, could mean lower income to the estate and the family. At least, that’s the way that I’m seeing things from my little corner of life.