Halo's OG Composers 'Amicably Resolve Differences' With Microsoft

It was revealed back in February of this year that original Halo composers Marty O'Donnell and Mike Salvatori were suing Microsoft over 20 years' worth of unpaid royalties, but it seems the two parties have reached an agreement.

Taking to Twitter this week, Marty O'Donnell stated that "Microsoft and O’Donnell/Salvatori, Inc., are pleased to have amicably resolved their differences," and therefore he's begun sharing Halo videos on his YouTube channel again:


O'Donnell and Salvatori actually filed the suit against Microsoft all the way back in 2020, with the two stating that they "created and licensed the Halo music to Bungie," whereas Microsoft apparently felt it qualified as "work-for-hire".

There was talk about the case going to court, and potentially even blocking the release of the Halo TV show, but it looks like everything was worked out before it got to that point. Let's hope this doesn't rear its head again in the future!

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