Afrojack Parts Ways With Longtime Manager
In a surprising turn of events today, Afrojack announced via an official interview with Billboard that he was leaving his longtime management, citing "ethical and moral disagreements" between himself and manager Hugo Langras. He declined to comment further on the disagreement, but went on to state that he is forming his own independent management team, with a focus on developing new talent.
Langras issued a statement regarding the breakup, denying issues surrounding ethical or moral disagreements.
"I can confirm that Nick wants to part ways with Montana ECI BV. Nick and I have had a very pleasant and extremely successful relationship for the last six years. Since we have several agreements in place that were closed with an eye to continuing this relationship for many more years, actually arranging this departure is complex. Our lawyers are working on a solution. I do not want to harm this process, so all I am willing to say is that I categorically deny that we had any moral or ethical disagreements. We have a business dispute. As Nick states himself in his interview with you, he wants to leave Montana ECI to try and do his own management and has started a firm which is involved in the same business as Montana ECI. I wish him all the best with his efforts. He is an amazing talent and a true visionary and I am certain he will be very successful. I am confident we will find a way to separate as friends."
Afrojack hopes to reach out to up and coming producers moving forward with his new self-controlled management team and plans to share some of his success by giving new DJs spots on his tours and festival gigs.
"If you go on my social media, you see all the stuff I do. Getting into fancy hotels, the private jets, being like I'm so lucky that I get to play for tens of thousands of fans every night around the world," he says. "I know from my own experience how difficult it is to get in there and no one wants to share. Everyone's always scared about their own careers and worried about, 'am I gonna make my millions next year?' I'm not worried about that shit. I just want to make it as fun as possible and give people the life that I've been given."