By: Renee Grant

Troy Carter, former manager for Lady Gaga and Meghan Trainor, has been named the entertainment advisor to Prince‘s estate. Carter is also the global head of creative services at Spotify and he just happens to be from West Philadelphia.

“It’s an honor to serve as entertainment advisor to Prince’s estate,” Carter said in a statement to Billboard. “His music, message and independent thought has been a major influence throughout my career. I’m humbled to work with his family and Comerica Bank to advance his musical legacy into the future.”

Prince’s estate has been fodder for Minneapolis court hearings since his passing almost one year ago this month. Just recently, Comerica Bank replaced Bremer Trust as special administrator, responsible for the management of the estate. Industry executives Charles Koppelman and L. Londell McMillan had been serving as special music industry advisors to the estate, however, they are no longer in that role.

“Comerica Bank is proud to acknowledge that Troy Carter has been named entertainment advisor to the Prince estate,” says a statement issued by Comerica Bank. “His considerable music industry experience and expertise will be invaluable as the work of the Prince estate moves forward. In light of the confidential nature of estate settlement matters, however, we will have no further comment other than this acknowledgement.”

Carter’s artist management firm Atom Factory has not only worked with a diverse and interesting group of artists including Gaga, Trainor, Charlie Puth and Kamasi Washington, but it has built a portfolio of investments that includes Spotify, Uber, Lyft, Warby Parker and Dropbox.


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