Songwriter Accuses Madonna Of Not Crediting Or Compensating Him For ‘Madame X’ Standout, “God Control”

November 25, 2019 By Jordan Miller

“Madonna has f—ed me over.”

Former Fischerspooner member, Casey Spooner, demands Madonna make things right. The songwriter claims he was an integral part in the creation of “God Control,” a single off Madonna’s most-recent album, Madame X, and wants compensation and credit.

Spooner says he worked with Madonna’s longtime collaborator, French producer Mirwais, in December 2017. He was under the impression their work together was destined fo Mirwais’ solo album, but it was shelved. Unbeknownst to him, Spooner’s work was instead handed off to Madonna for Madame X.

Spooner reportedly reached out to Mirwais for weeks to seek clarification. He later received a message from Madonna’s management and legal team offering him $10,000 as an advance on publishing compensation and 15% writing credit.

According to screen shots posted on Spooner’s Instagram, Madonna’s lawyer claimed his client “had no idea that Casey had been involved with writing the song.” Mirwais claims he told Madonna, but Madonna says he didn’t.

They asked Spooner if he’d accept a $25,000 advance to avoid a legal battle, but he rejected the offer.

“I HAVE HAD ENOUGH @madonna and @mirwais.official have f—ed me over. I co-wrote GOD CONTROL and I’ve gotten no credit and no compensation,” he wrote on Instagram.

“I’ve been dealing with this for 5 months and I’m over it. I have played nice and been very patient but time is up! And honestly the terms are ******. I’m getting a 25K advance against publishing royalties which after legal fees and taxes will be 10K?!?! It’s been an endless nightmare of lawyers and waiting and more emails…..and for what?! 10K? I should be getting paid a percentage of the live show.”

“There is no money in record sales. Period. Not even for Madonna. I’ve seen the numbers. @madonna I’ve changed my mind. I think 1% of touring profits will cover my contribution and damages. I mean, it is the opening number in the show. And while you’re galavanting around on stage….I’m completely broke in Berlin. Robbed, ignored and delayed.”

Spooner shared his demo of the track as well.

Thoughts on Madonna allegedly skipping out on paying and crediting Spooner? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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I HAVE HAD ENOUGH @madonna and @mirwais.official have ****** me over. I co-wrote GOD CONTROL and I’ve gotten no credit and no compensation. I’ve been dealing with this for 5 months and I’m over it. I have played nice and been very patient but time is up! And honestly the terms are ******. I’m getting a 25K advance against publishing royalties which after legal fees and taxes will be 10K?!?! It’s been an endless nightmare of lawyers and waiting and more emails…..and for what?! 10K? I should be getting paid a percentage of the live show. There is no money in record sales. Period. Not even for Madonna. I’ve seen the numbers. @madonna I’ve changed my mind. I think 1% of touring profits will cover my contribution and damages. I mean, it is the opening number in the show. And while you’re galavanting around on stage….I’m completely broke in Berlin. Robbed, ignored and delayed.

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