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Music and videos under Tupac Shakur’s estate will reportedly be under new management. An announcement was made this week that the late artist’s works will be handled by new representatives Jampol, Inc. in Los Angeles. The agency has particular experience in managing music for the estates of deceased artists.
Jampol Artist Management, headed by Jeff Jampol, manages the musical works for the estates of Jim Morrison, Otis Redding, Janis Joplin and Rick James, among others. According to the Agency, Tom Whalley, who signed Tupac to his first record deal with Interscope back in the early '90s, will be working closely with Jampol on future music distribution. Whalley is said to be a very close confidant of the estate, namely with Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, who broke the story, there are still many unreleased musical works from Shakur that Jampol will work on releasing. After Tupac’s re-emergence in hologram form at last year’s Coachella, there was a dramatic rise in record sales and downloads of previous releases.