DOES SPINNIN’ RECORDS CONDONE GHOST PRODUCTION?
In a recent interview with DJ Mag, DJ/producer Martin Garrix reveals the story of how he signed to Spinnin’ Records, one of the largest labels in new electronic music. In the interview, Martin Garrix cops to being a ghost producer and reveals that Spinnin’ Records not only knew he was the secret original producer of one of their hit tracks, but that they condoned the practice by signing Garrix to the label. He says:
Then I made a ghost production for somebody else — I can’t tell you which track I made — but this track got signed to Spinnin’ Records and became really big. They found out that I made it, and so they invited me to their office and I played them my other stuff — and we signed.”
According to the above statement, Garrix can’t reveal what track he made, but it looks like Spinnin’ Records is well aware there is ghost producing going on under their moniker. As far as we can tell, Spinnin’ has not dropped any artists for submitting tracks with false production credits, nor have they issued a statement correcting production credits after their “discovery” that Martin Garrix actually made a track for one of their artists.
Spinnin’ Records is a Netherlands based electronic music label founded in 1999. It has been home to artists such as Afrojack, Nicky Romero and Bingo Players, as well as serving as the parent label to over 20 smaller imprints.