By now we all know that Martin Garrix has had a meteoric rise in the dance music industry. Many credit his music productions for that, but perhaps even more responsible for his fast rise are Martin’s managers and labels. Spinnin Records’ infamous ID promotional trick catapulted ‘Animals‘ into the stratosphere and set the standard for promoting new artists.
However, today Martin Garrix is parting ways with both Spinnin and his management. Taking to social media he explained that there had been an ongoing battle for ownership over his music catalogue. Apparently, Martin was not able to get full ownership rights over his tracks and has severed the relationships as a result. Clearly annoyed, the young producer said he does not want to discuss the situation and further, but promised new music and an exciting new project are on the way. Be on the lookout for changes coming from Martin Garrix, but until then you can see the full statement below.
NEWS: Due to rumours in the music industry I think it is necessary to inform everyone as follows. It is correct that I recently nullified/terminated my agreements with MusicAllstars Management B.V. and Spinnin Records B.V. There was a difference of opinion between us regarding the reasonableness of the agreements. Although I enjoyed working with the Spinnin and MAS team, it was not possible to bridge our different views with MusicAllstars Management B.V. and Spinnin Records B.V. From the beginning of this year I tried to get back the ownership rights of my music from Spinnin Records and to keep my confidence in MAS. I am extremely disappointed that the discussions have not led to a change in the agreements or return of the ownership rights, and that is why I nullified them. With that, I close this chapter. I trust that everyone respects that I would like to leave this behind me and that I prefer not to discuss this any further. I am working on new tracks and have an exciting new project so hopefully I can share good news with you during Amsterdam Dance Event. Martijn Garritsen