Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington Left Family Over $8 Million In Music Royalties
According to document obtained, the wife of Chester Bennington filed new documents in the singer’s estate case for her late husband, showing he left over $8 million in music royalties and cash.
Bennington’s music and songwriting credits are currently worth $8,140,719, according to the new filing.
In the documents, the largest portion of the money listed is the current and future music royalties, worth $5.2 million.
There is also $1.5 million, which is listed as Bennington’s net share of publishing rights from songs he performed with the band. This includes, “gross royalty projections fro recouped and unrecouped accounts and termination rights,” according to the filing.
There is also $1.3 million in “songwriter performance rights,” which accounts for all the songs Bennington wrote for Linkin Park and others.
Lastly, “miscellaneous rights” is listed with the amount of $653.00, however it’s unclear what that includes, as the only explantation is “community property.”