Martin Garrix takes a big step in his career, goes his own way.
If you’re a dance music fan and a follower, you would know that Martin Garrix has had a meteoric rise in the dance music industry. Many credit his music productions for that, but perhaps those even more responsible for his fast rise are his managers and labels. Spinnin’ Records infamous ID promotional trick launched “Animals” into the stratosphere and set the standard for promoting new artistes.
Now however, in a rather shocking turn of events, the 19-year-old Dutch DJ/producer is parting ways with his label and management teams at Spinnin’ Records and the accompanying MusicAllStars Management. As most, if not all, major artistes would like, the EDM boy wonder tried to negotiate getting full ownership of his music − and since the start of the year, all of Martin’s attempts has gone to no avail as he’s been brick-walled by the Dutch label.
Sharing his decision with fans, Martin took to Instagram to explain that there had been an ongoing battle for ownership over his music catalogue. In his posting, Martin also said that he does not want to discuss the situation any further and promised that he is working on new music and good news which he hopes on sharing with fans during the Amsterdam Dance Event.
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
That being said, the question still remains − where will Martin Garrix be taking his talent to next?
Given his rationale for parting ways with Spinnin’ Records and MusicAllStars Management, we’re certain Martin, who’s the first teen on the Forbes Electronic Cash Kings list will continue to do wonders and surprise us all. That being said, we wish Martin all the best in everything, irregardless of what he plans to do next.
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