By Hayley St. John | Tuesday, February 4, 2014
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Muse has signed a worldwide deal with Q Prime, the same management company that handles Metallica, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Black Keys, among others. While Q Prime has been handling the band's North American affairs since 2004, the band was managed in the rest of the world by Anthony Addis of U.K.-based Brontone -- a relationship that has now ended.
A spokesperson for Muse said in a statement, "After a successful 12-year relationship, Muse will be parting company with Brontone, until now their manager for all territories outside North America. As of March 2014 Muse will be managed worldwide by Q Prime, who have been managing the group in North America since 2003. Muse wish to thank Brontone for its support in developing the group’s hugely successful career so far, and Brontone wish Muse every success for the future."
- The bigger question is what steps Muse will take to release its seventh studio album, which is tentatively due out in early 2015.
- The band's last effort, 2012's The 2nd Law, was the last of its six-album contract with Warner Bros. Records. The members of the trio have not indicated whether they plan to stay with Warner Bros. if an offer is made, go elsewhere in the major label system or strike out on their own.
- Muse does have its own label called Helium-3, but the imprint has been under the Warner Bros. umbrella up to this point.
- Muse has been named, along with Arcade Fire and Outkast, as one of the headlining acts for the 2014 edition of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, scheduled to take place on the weekends of April 11th through the 13th and April 18th through the 20th in Indio, California.