Martin Garrix and Spinnn Records have reached a settlement
In late August, Martin Garrix took to Facebook to express difficulties he had experienced with Spinnin over the last year in regards to ownership of his music, ultimately leading to his departure from the label. Three months later, rumors began swirling that Garrix planned on suing ex-manager Eelko Van Kooten for manipulation and wrongly convincing him to surrender his rights to his music.
In the latest chapter of debate, the Dutch producer has released an official statement announcing that as of today, he has withdrawn the summary proceedings against his previous label. Spinnin consented to return ownership rights to his music; likewise, the Dutch producer agreed to grant Spinnin Records a temporary exclusive license for all records released on the label, up until August 2015.
Read Martin’s full statement below:
Dear all,I hereby inform you that I have withdrawn the summary proceedings against Spinnin Records (kort geding) of 3 December 2015.As a result of further negotiations, Spinnin Records has transferred ownership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.Best regards,Martijn Garritsen