Yesterday, Martin Garrix confirmed rumors over Facebook that the young Dutch producer had indeed left his management team and his label Spinnin’ Records. In his statement, Garrix explained that he nullified his agreements with his management and the label after he was disappointed in discussions regarding his ownership rights to his own music. Spinnin’ Records responded in their own statement today.
Spinnin’ Records responded in their own statement today, offering up their side of the story and discrediting Garrix’s post yesterday.
Read their statement below:
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
Spinnin’ Records statement claims that they were willing to meet Garrix’s terms and were open to negotiation. It’s unclear from the the two statements where communications broke down between Garrix and Spinnin’, as their stories seem to contradict each other.