Y’all know I love EDM and I’m saddened to say that…
…Axwell & Ingrosso have split up with their manager!
Managers are like the babysitters for artists and bands. They have to oversee the daily activities and keep their clients in line…so to speak.
Amy Thomson was and still is one of the most powerful female managers in the music business, but now 2 of her biggest DJs have left her for a new manager.
Amy famously managed Swedish House Mafia which was the trio of DJs featuring Axwell, Ingrosso, and Steve Angello. They broke up in 2013 and Steve Angello went solo on the EDM circuit. Axwell and Ingrosso decided to make music together as a duo and they did under Thomson’s management.
The guys left Amy’s ATM Artists for Ash Pournouri’s At Night Management…one of EDM’s well known managers whose roster includes: Avicii, Cazzette, iSHi, and Otto Knows.
According to Ash: “The guys are close friends of mine, so we just started talking recently, but nothing is agreed, and I would help them regardless of who they continue their journey with. I have tremendous respect for what Amy has accomplished with them.”
Amy has remained quiet about their departure until now that she has made a public statement to the press regarding it. See the full statement here: [billboard.com/amy-thomson-responds].
According to Amy their is no bad blood and the guys are like family to her. She said, “To wake up to headlines about them leaving, about sources saying I was flying to other countries to beg for my job, is so alien to me, because none of us will ever leave each other. We are possibly the closest friends anyone could ever have. They’re like family to me. We have simply evolved. We have grown and we have respected each other’s needs and journeys.”
I personally think that a 12 year friendship should have held this business relationship together, so it is said to see them go. I have to believe that it’s for the best since they do have a good rapport with eachother.
I wish Axwell & Ingrosso the best and Amy Thomson is still a force to be reckoned with!