Prince, who died aged 57 in April (16) after overdosing on painkillers, left no known will and with no living parents or acknowledged children his estimated $150 million (£113 million) fortune is the subject of legal proceedings from siblings and others claiming to be his offspring.

Court ordered DNA testing has begun, which will determine those claimants who are the funk superstar's rightful heirs.

Lawyers for media organisations have put in a request to Judge Kevin Eide of Carver County District Court, Minnesota to guarantee media access in the case.

Judge Eide had previously banned cameras and court artists from proceedings, but according to editors at America's Billboard magazine, on Thursday (28Jul16) and he agreed to consider allowing cameras to be present on a hearing by hearing basis.

According to the publication, the media will be invited to film some of the proceedings in order to serve the public interest in the Purple Rain singer's life.

However he also indicated that cameras would not be allowed into some hearings to protect the privacy of claimants and the confidentiality of the musician's business dealings.

The lawyer representing media organisations asking to be granted access, Leita Walker, argued that all filings from those who were looking to claim Prince as their father should be heard in public.

"We're dealing with adults who voluntarily entered themselves into this process for the sole purpose of obtaining a piece of Prince's estate," she said.

Lawyers for two possible heirs to Prince's estate, Brianna and Victoria Nelson, who are the daughter and granddaughter of Prince's alleged half-brother Duane Nelson, have now said they are happy for cameras to be present in court after initially requesting they be banned.

However Doug Peterson, the court appointed administrator managing the musician's estate cautioned against allowing extensive media access to the hearings.

"We are in Day 90 of managing what in many ways is an entertainment empire. We do not want the media's interest ... to slow down the business process," he told the court.