Amidst his incredible tour schedule and advert placements of 2015, Martin Garrix’s discontent with his management had gradually brewed to irreparable heights. A reasonable demand from any artist, Garrix was asking for the ownership rights to his music. After all, it’s his work, so it should’ve been easy, right? Apparently not, as he’d been fighting for these rights throughout the entire year, and still hadn’t seen any steps being taken towards transferring ownership.
As expected, the explanations from both sides are quite contradictory to each other. Check out Martin Garrix’s Facebook post to hear his side of the story, and read on below to Spinnin’s statement on the matter.
Who do you think is telling the truth?
We regret to inform that the highly successful cooperation between Martin Garrix (Martijn Garritsen), Spinnin’ Records and MusicAllStars Management has ended.
Due to his unique success we have been in close contact with Martijn and his team for the last months on adjusting the current, still ongoing agreements. We were plainly willing to meet Martijn in his wishes to negotiate the current agreements in his favor.
Hereby we also confirmed transfer of ownership. Yet Martijn decided to unilaterally end the cooperation as of now. Of course we regret this decision. Nevertheless the whole team looks back on a beautiful collaboration. Guiding Martijn from an unknown, but highly talented artist to a world famous star has been a amazing experience and we are all proud of the success.
We wish him all the best in his further career. We will remain doing what we are good in, which is releasing new music, looking out for, develop and realize success with new talents, all with ambition and passion for music.
Eelko van Kooten