After the threats of litigation that surfaced in August, Spinnin’ Records has agreed to transfer music ownership rights back to their former client, big room house icon Martin Garrix, who has subsequently withdrawn his case against them.
Upon announcing that he was leaving his home of Spinnin’ as well as its management firm, MusicAllstars Management earlier this year, Garrix detailed a conflict surrounding his contract and the rights to the songs he released on Spinnin’, which were to remain with the label.
He explained the situation via Facebook as, “a difference of opinion between us regarding the reasonableness of the agreements.” As a result, he “tried to get back the ownership rights of my music from Spinnin Records… 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 shared a new statement today via email:
I hereby inform you that I have withdrawn the summary proceedings against Spinnin Records (kort geding) of 3 December 2015.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.
Martin Garrix was 16 when he signed with Spinnin’ Records in 2012. His latest track, Poison, is available on his site for free.