Composer Marty O’Donnell Must Pay Bungie Over Use Of Destiny Music

Destiny’s original composer Marty O’Donnell has been found in contempt of court for his usage of the game’s assets, that he had uploaded to his YouTube channel and other platforms. Bungie served O’Donnell with papers in April 2014 this year, as he was ordered to return all material related to Destiny and Music of the Spheres–the foundation that the game’s soundtrack was built on–as part of a 2015 injunction after he was fired from the company in April 2014.

O’Donnell originally won a settlement from Bungie and president Harold Ryan after filing a lawsuit over his dismissal, which he claimed then was done “without cause.”

In 2019, O’Donnell began uploading that music and other materials to YouTube, as well as tracks and an album titled “Sketches for MotS” to Bandcamp that users could purchase from him according to Eurogamer.

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Author: Darryn Bonthuys