Muse Under New Management

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Muse have kicked off 2014 by signing a new deal with the management team behind Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Black Keys.

Matt Bellamy and co have been managed by Brontone founder Anthony Addis (outside of North America) for over a decade, but have now left to sign an international deal with Q Prime - who have managed the band in North America since they released Absolution in 2003.

"After a successful 12-year relationship, Muse will be parting company with Brontone, until now their manager for all territories outside North America," a Muse spokeperson told Music Week.

"As of March 2014 Muse will be managed worldwide by Q Prime, who have been managing the group in North America since 2003. Apart from Muse, 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 future looks interesting for the Devonshire trio. Not only is there a great deal of speculation around whether the band will act on rumours of them celebrating their 20th anniversary with an intimate tour in 2014, but last year the band revealed that they had 'no concrete plans' regarding what to do now that their six album record deal is up.

Warner Bros. Records bought Muse's six album deal from original label Taste Media in 2005 - meaning that The 2nd Law will be their last contracted record with them. Now in a new interview with Billboard, frontman Matt Bellamy said that the band were 'at a crossroads' and planned to take time off to think about where to go from here.

"Early next year I think we'll probably take a break for a few months and at some point next year we'll start writing new music," he said. "I think if everyone is up for it, we'll start recording music sometime next year."

Many believe that Muse are likely to release future music via their own record label, Helium-3. Helium-3 is a sub-division of Warner formed by the band before the release of Blackholes And Revelations.