In 2014, veteran Halo and Future composer Marty O’Donnell was fired by Bungie and ordered to return belongings regarding his work on Destiny, together with Music of the Spheres, the “musical prequel” he created with Paul McCartney. (O’Donnell was additionally advised to surrender his shares in Bungie, which he received again in a court docket case in 2015.)
Although legally prohibited from sharing and even performing music from Future and Music of the Spheres, O’Donnell uploaded musical sketches and variations to YouTube and BandCamp, together with an album referred to as Sketches for MotS. This resulted in him being present in contempt of court docket earlier this yr and ordered to pay Bungie nearly $100,000 in legal fees.
As Eurogamer experiences, he was additionally advised to “publish a message, the wording of which the events comply with, on his Twitter, YouTube, Bandcamp, and Soundcloud websites/channels stating that he didn’t have authorized authority to possessor present materials associated to Music of the Spheres or Future and asking anybody who beforehand downloaded any such belongings to delete them and chorus from sharing and can destroy any copies of them”.
That message has now gone dwell. In it, O’Donnell says, “I do not need, and haven’t had since at the very least April 2014, the authorized authority to own or distribute non-commercially out there materials associated to Future or Music of the Spheres, together with materials I composed or created whereas working for Bungie. This materials is owned by Bungie. Should you posted any of those belongings on a web site or different publicly out there platform, it is best to take away the content material instantly. You probably have copies of those belongings, it is best to chorus from sharing, and destroy any copies of them.”
O’Donnell has blamed his firing on meddling from Future’s preliminary writer Activision, saying that Bungie’s deal with Activision was “bad from the start”.