New pair will join Courtney Love and Frances Bean Cobain in overseeing the Nirvana singer's legacy
Madonna’s manger Guy Oseary and Live Nation TV president Heather Parry have become the new managers of Kurt Cobain’s estate.
The pair were chosen by Cobain’s widow Courtney Love and daughter Frances Bean Cobain to help them oversee the management of Cobain’s legacy.
Their responsibilities will include handling the rights and merchandising of the late Nirvana singer’s name, likeness, artwork and licencing.
Since Cobain’s death in 1994, there have been few posthumous albums. A 2002 compilation, simply titled ‘Nirvana’, featured the previously-unreleased song ‘You Know You’re Right’, while 2015’s ‘Montage Of Heck’ album comprised of home recordings by Cobain. It coincided with a documentary of the same name about the singer.
Oseary took over as U2’s manager from Paul McGuinness in 2013, as well as having overseen Madonna’s career since 2005.
Parry is a former video director who made Rage Against The Machine’s video ‘The Ghost Of Tom Joad’ in 1997 as well as producing 50 Cent’s 2005 film Get Rich Or Die Tryin’. She began her career at MTV. She has overseen two Adam Sandler films, The Longest Yard and Just Go With It.
Oseary told Billboard: “Heather and I are humbled to come on as co-managers to support Courtney and Frances in protecting and celebrating a legacy that is important to us all.”
Nirvana have sold a total of 27 million albums in the US alone.