Avicii parts with long-time manager Ash Pournouri; confirms new album for 2017
2016 has been a year of tremendous change for Tim Bergling, aka Avicii. In March, the Swedish icon announced his retirement from touring, later performing his last show in August at Ushuaia in Ibiza. Now, in another definitive move, he’s officially parted ways with his long-time manager Ash Pournouri.
A representative from Avicii’s camp confirmed the news to Billboard: “2x Grammy-nominated songwriter/producer Tim Bergling and his production/publishing entity Avicii Music AB have parted ways with manager Ash Pournouri, At Night Management. Bergling is signed to Universal Music Sweden and is expected to release an album next year.”
In many ways, Avicii’s rise to international stardom has inextricably intertwined with Pournouri and his molding of the producer. Under Universal Music Sweden and no longer tied to At Night Management, we may very well be seeing a new vision for the Avicii brand in 2017.
Avicii’s departure from At Night Management follows that of Axwell Ingrosso, who left Pournouri’s team in September to rejoin with former manager Amy Thompson. His impending new album for 2017 follows 2013’s True and 2015’s Stories.