It’s been 10 years since Back to Black singer Amy Winehouse died after battling addiction but the star’s incredible music legacy continues to make a huge amount of money
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Despite her demons Amy Winehouse will be forever remembered for being one of the most talented artists of her generation.
Giving us hits such as Back to Black, Rehab and Tears Dry On Their Own, the star's illustrious music legacy lives on amassing more than £1 million a year for her family a decade after the singer's tragic death.
Now, according to The Sun, Amy's music is said to be making so much in royalties that her parents Mitch and Janis Winehouse have three companies to look after the income generated by their late daughter.
The first, Openville Ltd, which specialises in artistic creation has nearly £1 million in the bank according to its accounts.
A second called MW Records Ltd of which Amy's dad Mitch is the director and handles ‘support activities to performing arts’ has £460,362 in equity.
While a third company Portcrown Ltd, of which Amy's parents are sole directors has £10,000 in equity according to accounts filed in March for ‘artistic creation’.
Amy's music continues to make a huge amount of money
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Despite her death, Amy's music continues to be in demand with all three companies totalling an impressive assets/equity amount of £1,344,813 for the last year.
Perhaps most poignantly the singer's legacy has been charity work – providing refuge to those who need it most.
On the 10 year anniversary of the star's death, the Sunday Mirror visited the unique recovery house for women set up in Amy's name to meet the women she has helped.
Amy's Place is for women aged 18 to 30 overcoming drug and alcohol addiction has given dozens of young women struggling with substance abuse a future.
Amy was one of the most talented singers of her generation
Rachel Geary, 50, who has worked at Amy’s Place since it opened five years ago, says the star’s legacy is “unbelievable”.
Like Amy, Rachel – who now works as a recovery project manager at the centre – has battled her own drug and alcohol addictions.
She says: “I feel incredibly privileged to work here. Amy has undoubtedly helped to save these women’s lives – without this place, I don’t know what they’d have done.”
Amy's parents Mitch and Janis deal with their late daughter's business affairs
Melissa Rice, 33, is one of the women Amy’s Place has helped save.
The former primary school teacher, originally from Liverpool, descended into alcoholism for six painful years before she embarked on her long road to recovery. She had her last drink in 2017.
“The Amy Winehouse Foundation putting me up in a flat where I could live with other women fresh out of treatment who needed a safe place to live to rebuild their lives was one of the biggest steps to my new life,” she says.
“Without Amy’s Place, I am certain I wouldn’t be here today."
“We urgently need more services in this country, especially for women, that bridge the gap between rehab and recovery.”