Martin Garrix has split ways with longtime record label Spinnin’ Records and sister company MusicAllstars Management.
The Dutch artist yesterday (Aug. 27) announced that he had terminated his agreements with Spinnin’ and MusicAllstars, citing a disagreement over ownership rights of his music.
“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,” Garrix said. “With that, I close this chapter.”
Spinnin’ Records CEO Eelko van Kooten responded in a statement today (Aug. 28), confirming the split and claiming the label was “plainly willing” to meet Garrix’s wishes and even “confirmed transfer of ownership” before he unilaterally ended the partnership.
In 2013, Garrix signed with Scooter Braun Projects in a split worldwide management deal with MusicAllStars — the first of its kind for the Dutch firm. Garrix’s representatives declined a request to comment further.
Read the two statements in full 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 an 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.
Spinnin Records bv
MusicAllStars Management bv
Eelko van Kooten