Marty O’Donnell has published a statement on his social networks urging his followers to destroy any copy of the music from Destiny that have been obtained illegally, such as the arrangements He himself distributed via YouTube and BandCamp and for the one who has had to pay nearly $ 100,000 to Bungie for legal expenses.
O’Donnell was fired from Bungie in 2014 (according to him, for meddling in the agreement between the Seattle studio and Activision), so he had to return all materials related to your work on the soundtrack of the looter shooter. That included the musical prequel Music of the Spheres, where Paul McCartney and Michael Salvatori also participated.
Legally could not share or play in front of an audience the music he composed for the game or the pieces on the aforementioned album, but still distributed versions, variations and even an album called Sketches for MotS via YouTube and BandCamp, where they could make donations. This situation led to the aforementioned trial, where he was charged with contempt and violation of court order issued in 2015 after dismissal.
In the resolution, in addition to the aforementioned payment, another sanction was indicated: post a social media message acknowledging that it did not have the rights to exploit that music and requesting all persons who obtained or purchased it to remove the materials. Just that’s what he did on november 19 of 2021 in a video posted on YouTube and broadcast by PC Gamer.
O’Donnell: “You must remove the content immediately”
“I do not have, nor have I had since at least April 2014, the legal authority to possess or distribute non-commercially available material related to Destiny O Music of the Spheres (including material I composed or created while working for Bungie), “O’Donnell begins.” This material is the property of Bungie. If you have published any of these assets on a website or other public access platform, you must remove the content immediately“.
“If you have copies of these assets, you must refrain from sharing them and destroy any copies thereof. This application does not apply to any Destiny o de Music of the Spheres that you have legally obtained from commercial sources “, concludes the composer, who is currently composing the soundtrack of Six Days In Fallujah para Highwire Games.