Musician Comes Forward To Reveal Possession Of Never-Before-Heard Tracks From The Late Marvin Gaye

Belgian musician Charles Dumoulin claims he owns an unreleased original song by Marvin Gaye and says he’s ready to share it with the world.

Gay lived with Dumolin during his stay in Belgium over 40 years ago, and Dumolin is said to have left him a treasure trove of costumes, recordings, and other personal effects. BBC. This audiotape is an original, believed to have been recorded around the same time as Gaye’s legendary hit single “Sexual Healing.”

Gay passed away on April 1, 1984. His music is still streamed and downloaded approximately 20 million times each month. According to the BBC, his duet with singer-songwriter Tammy Terrell, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” has been streamed more than 1 billion times.

The late artist is currently at the center of one of the biggest music copyright stories.

Dumoulin’s family has legal ownership of the unreleased music and has hired Belgian lawyer Alex Trapenias to handle the fate of stage costumes, notebooks, and a priceless collection of unreleased music.

Although Gaye’s heirs own the rights to his intellectual property, they cannot access the music unless the Dumolin family releases the audio tapes.

Trapenier is responsible for determining the best legal course of action.

According to the BBC, Gaye’s heir is the custodian of his estate and children Marvin III, Nona and Frankie.

“They belong to [the family] Because they were left behind in Belgium 42 years ago,” he says. “Marvin gave it to them and said, ‘Use it however you want,’ and he never came back. That’s important,” Trapeniers said. “In the end, when we finished listening to all 30 tapes, we had demos of 66 new songs, some of which were completed and from the same era, so Some are as good as ‘sexual healing.’

According to the BBC, “There was a song and I listened to it for 10 seconds and the music was in my head all day, the lyrics were in my head all day, it was like the moment the planets aligned.” he said.

Trapeniers said she has already notified lawyers for two of Gay’s three children that she wants to work with them to reach an agreement to release the tapes. (Related: ‘Incredibly grateful’: Paul McCartney’s stolen guitar returns to family after 51 years)

“I think Marvin’s family and the collection in Marvin’s hands will benefit both of us.” [Dumolin’s heirs]’ he told the BBC.

“Here we can open a time capsule and share Marvin’s music with the world,” he said. “That’s very clear. He’s very present.”