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Swedish House Mafia manager Amy Thomson speaks about the future of American dance music

As reported by Australian blog inthemix.com, Swedish House Mafia’s unofficial fourth member, manager Amy Thomson, spoke at IMS Engage in Los Angeles last night as she looks towards her next chapter. Surrounded by the likes of Lady Gaga’s manager and other industry executives, Thomson touched upon the fate of dance music in America, answered questions about the possibility of a reunion tour, and gave insight to her future that includes a new brand from two of the trio’s members.

On EDM’s death sentence in America:

“Do you think the way America has grabbed electronic music will actually kill it? Cause I do. The buzzards circling worries me. The saturation worries me. But who backs down? Which promoter stops? There’s a huge demand, it’s being supplied currently, but at what point do kids get sick of it, and whose fault will that be? I’m as guilty as anyone else.”

On the topic of Swedish House Mafia’s Madison Square Garden sell-out, her first sighting of the issue at hand:

“It attracted a lot of people to the table and I wasn’t really comfortable with that. I worry that by doing that it’s attracting all these millionaires, billionaires, trillionaires coming in and all I can think about are the kids who must think that’s shit. They must think, I don’t want to go to a business conference, I want to go to a fucking rave.”

On the questionable reunion tour:

“We’re going to have a break, we’ve been on the road for three years. We’re going to try to be graceful moving forward, and I’ve genuinely got no fucking clue when the reunion tour is.”

On the future of of her clients:

“Sebastian [Ingrosso] and Axwell are creating a new brand called Departures, launching at Ushuaia in June. We’ve got a great group of DJs joining us for summer. All of them have big records on the runway. We have studio time booked in the fall. We’ve got some really interesting songwriters.”

Via: In The Mix

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