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Vice Shuts Down Dance Music Site, Thump, Amid Company Layoffs

The website was launched in 2013

Vice has shut down its dance music website Thump amid a rash of layoffs at the media company. Vice laid off 2% of its workforce in the US, Canada and Europe on Friday, or about 60 employees of its 3,000 employees as it looks to expand more internationally.

Thump wasn’t the only part of Vice that was effected by these layoffs. Vice Sports has been shutdown and according to Variety the lay offs impact people in sales, branded content, editorial and corporate.

Thump was launched in 2013 as a dedicated place for dance music journalism about the culture and music.

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The layoffs come just one month after Vice announced a $450 million round in new funding from private equity firm TPG.

Content from Thump will move over to Vice. 

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