Arcade Fire have parted company with their long time manager Scott Rodger.
Maverick Management’s Rodger, whose clients include Paul McCartney and Shauna Twain, has worked with the band for more than a decade and won the MMF Manager Of The Year award in 2014 - the year the band headlined Glastonbury.
“It’s been the greatest pleasure of my professional career working and collaborating with Arcade Fire and everyone on their team,” wrote Rodger on Twitter. “They are by far the most important band of their generation and have produced some of the most inspiring music of any time.
”It’s with the deepest love and respect that I wish the band all the very best in their future endeavours and very much look forward to seeing what they come up with next.”
The Canadian band’s fifth album Everything Now debuted at No.1 in the UK in August and has sold 64,859 copies to date, according to the Official Charts Company. Howeve, the unique digital campaign around its release, including satirical social media (@EverythingNowCo), a spoof review of their own music and fake advertising, was met with a mixed reaction. Rodger spoke to Music Week about the strategy here.
“We have parted ways amicably with our long time manager Scott Rodger,” the band confirmed in a Facebook post. “He has been an amazing shepherd and a true friend over the last 12 years. We wish to thank him deeply for all his hard work, blood, sweat and tears and wish him nothing but the best.”