Yes, it sounds almost impossible. The superstar DJ/Producer Martin Garrix has officially left Spinnin Records, and started a new chapter. From information released by Martin Garrix himself, it seems as though the issue was that Spinnin and his management company had refused to hand over the rights of his own music to Garrix.
” 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. Thanks so much for all your amazing support and hope to see you soon ! “– Martijn Garritsen
With that said, Garrix seems to be looking towards a lawsuit against MAS and Spinnin, especially since he feels like his music was essentially stolen from him. The young DJ is worth about 17 million at only 19 years old, so he still has a long career and life ahead of him. Hopefully, we get to see this all settled soon. In the case of Garrix, we hope to see only more from him. But, on the other hand, this may expose some of the darker secrets behind Spinnin Records, and EDM record labels as a whole.