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Axwell & Ingrosso split from ATM Artists

By | Published on Thursday 17 September 2015

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Axwell & Ingrosso have parted company with their longtime manager Amy Thomson of ATM Artists, who was last seen in these parts allying her management firm with Irving Azoff’s latest entertainment venture.

The EDM stars – 66.6% of Swedish House Mafia of course – are seemingly switching their management allegiances to Ash Pournouri’s At Night agency. Though Pournouri, probably best known for steering the Avicii machine, says no deal is as yet in place.

Billboard quotes the At Night chief as saying of Axwell & Ingrosso: “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”.

Thomson helped build Swedish House Mafia into a global EDM phenomenon of course, and then worked with Axel Hedfors and Sebastian Ingrosso in evolving their post-Mafia venture. She parted company with her most prominent clients once before in 2011, though they rehired her services after six months, later saying “you don’t know what you have until you lose it”.

Although Thomson seemed surprise that her split with Hedfors and Ingrosso had already been announced yesterday, word has it that discussions regarding their future working relationship had been underway for a while. Thomson told Billboard that she wished her now former clients all the best, while adding “my role as manager of Swedish House Mafia and their rights management remains unchanged”.

Meanwhile, responding to chatter about their split with Thomson’s management firm, Ingrosso took to Twitter to note: “We didn’t leave Amy, we very mutually decided it was time to part ways. We are super grateful for the time together”.