As listeners, we rarely have true insight into the “making of” behind our favorite tracks. We assume the relationships between the artists are positive, respectful, and equitable. Today, a light has been cast on these relationships and the dark inner-workings of music and entertainment as a whole by Matthew Koma. The Grammy Award-winner has issued a scathing statement on his former collaborator, Zedd.
The note shared on his Instagram states that Zedd failed to publicly credit Matthew for his contributions, blocked a collaboration from appearing on Matthew’s album, and held payment from Matthew for his work on Zedd’s break-out album, Clarity, which includes Matthew’s work on smash-hits, “Spectrum” and “Clarity”. Several prominent artists left words of encouragement including: Bebe Rexha, The Knocks, and Fitz and the Tantrums.
Read the posts below from Matthew Koma shared on Instagram today below.