David Wolff – Patrick/Redferns via Getty Images – Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso from Swedish House Mafia perform at Palais Omnisports de Bercy on Dec. 8, 2012 in Paris.
Swedish House Mafia’s longtime manager Amy Thomson has split with the EDM hitmakers, just five months after their triumphant return to the stage.
The separation is an entirely amicable one, judging by an announcement Thomson posted on social media in which she thanked the band, their fans and her own daughter for the history-making ride.
“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,” she reflects in an Instagram post. “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.”
Thomson departs after 14 years guiding the rise and rise of the big-stage specialists. All good things come to an end, and Thomson saw the conclusion back in May, when she told the trio of her intentions to leave at the end of summer 2018. It was in March when the trio — Axwell, Ingrosso & Angello — reunited for Ultra Music Festival in Miami, where they closed out the main stage with a stomping set. They initially disbanded in 2013 with another closing performance at Ultra Miami’s main stage, with each bandmate pursuing their own projects (separately, Thomson split with Axwell & Ingrosso in 2015).
Thomson gave a clue to her future plans when, in June, she launched Mind Your Own Business, a five-day intensive series of music industry courses and discussions led by a textbook of her own making. The journey with Swedish House Mafia, however, has come to an end. Thomson signed off, “We Came. We Raved. I Loved it.”
Read the full message below.
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