In a shocking turn of events, boy wonder Martin Garrix has parted ways with his original label and management teams at Spinnin’ Records and the accompanying MusicAllStars Management. As any and all major artists would desire, Garrix tried to negotiate receiving full ownership of his music – and since the beginning of the year, all attempts have been brick-walled by the notoriously stubborn Dutch label.
With that reasoning, one of the hottest names in EDM and an artist who every major label will be looking to court is on the free market for the first time in his career since making it big. And with that being said, the looming question remains: where will Martin Garrix take his talents next?
There are several options, from where we sit, that would make sense for the youngster moving forward. I prefer to believe that the 19 year-old, who is the first teen on the Electronic Cash Kings list (hauling in a remarkable $17 million to tie with Zedd), will start his own imprint under a major label of his choosing. Given his rationale for leaving Spinnin’ behind, this would make the most sense as it enables Garrix to retain his rights and release as he prefers, as well as sign up and coming artists whom he already supports.
For now, however, we’ll have to continue to speculate at Garrix’s next move – but in his announcement below, the Dutch superstar promises more news by Amsterdam Dance Event on October 14-18th. So, until then… we wait. Read more about the situation in Garrix’s own words below.