BY TER STAFF
Earlier this year, Martin Garrix cut ties with his former label, Spinnin’ Records and MusicAllStars Management, after a dispute over music ownership. Discussing Garrix’s departure, the label and management company stated, “we were plainly willing to meet Martijn (Martin Garrix) in his wishes to negotiate the current agreements in his favor… Yet Martijn decided to unilaterally end the cooperation as of now. Of course we regret this decision.”
However, although the EDM superstar and his former label decided to cut ties last August, things were not over as the battle over ownership of Garrix’s music led to legal action (through a summary proceeding) on behalf of Garrix. Months later, the issue has now been resolved (for now at least). Per his agreement with Spinnin’ Records, Garrix will grant an exclusive license, for a limited period, to Spinnin’ Records for tracks that were released by the label until August of 2015. In return, Spinnin’ has transferred ownership rights back to Garrix. Let’s hope that the two sides continue to work things out!
Read Martin Garrix’s official statement below.
I hereby inform you that I have withdrawn the summary proceedings against Spinnin Records (kort geding) of 3 December 2015. As a result of further negotiations, Spinnin Records has transferred ownership rights of my music back to me, which was the main goal of the summary proceedings. I will grant Spinnin Records an exclusive license (for a limited period) for the tracks that were released by Spinnin Records until August 2015. The remaining differences of opinion between parties will most probably be subject of further legal proceedings. In the meantime parties will keep trying to resolve this matter amicably.