Despite a triumphant reunion at Ultra earlier this year, Swedish House Mafia’s longtime manager Amy Thomson recently announced her decision to split from the megagroup. Thomson has driven the group’s success for the last 14 years, and came back on board after Swedish House Mafia’s five-year hiatus. Thankfully, the split is amicable – it appears that Thomson was simply ready to move on to new career-building projects.
This isn’t the first time Thomson has made a clean split from the group, either. In 2015, she split from Axwell & Ingrosso, who had continued performing as a duo after the full group disbanded. This time, we suspect that she’s off to start new ventures as a music business guru. This past June, Thomson launched the Mind Your Own Business course, a five-day music business intensive geared towards the industry’s fresh faces. The tuition is donated to a variety of mental health charities, making the work shop a rather timely pursuit.
As of yet, it is impossible to tell exactly what will happen with either the group or Thomson’s future. There appear to be no official release statements yet on Swedish House Mafia’s end, and Thomson’s vague Instagram post, with its references to some yet unknown fulfillment, can only leave us guessing. View Thomson’s full statement below.
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Thanks for all the messages I got hit with about this. But I guess now is the time to say that in May this year I told the boys I would be leaving at the end of summer 2018. In this industry people expect you to stay in projects that make you powerful. Ego. Pride. Power. Money. All of that. But for me I have learned that life changes you and what you want to do with that gift is a gift in itself. It was a big decision after 14 years but one I made for myself. I wish them so much joy and happiness and success and I will be watching proudly but the era of me with the boys is at an end. And what an era it was. We changed the game so many times through everything from brave hearts to sheer blindness. What a ride. But for me life’s changed now. The future belongs to a new set of people around them and I wish them luck with all my heart. And I suppose telling people in this way is not very CEO of me. But that’s not who I am. My passion got me here not a boardroom. Thank you to everyone who helped us. Who put up with us. The fans who stayed with us. We made history. But most of all to my daughter who shared me with this crazy ride without ever complaining. We Came. We Raved. I Loved it. Thank you so much. Amy x
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