Mute was founded by Daniel Miller in 1978, and since then has signed
and developed some of the world’s most influential recording artists –
including Goldfrapp, Liars, Moby, M83, Erasure, Depeche Mode, Nick Cave
& The Bad Seeds, Laibach, Yeasayer and Richard Hawley – and become
home to a crop of emerging talent and recent signings such as Cold
Specks, Polly Scattergood, Big Deal, Beth Jeans Houghton, Josh T.
Pearson and Apparat.
Whilst maintaining a firmly eclectic roster,
from the earliest days of The Normal, Fad Gadget and DAF through to the
techno era with artists such as Plastikman / Richie Hawtin and Speedy J,
and to the present day with electronic artists such as Diamond Version
and Maps, the label has always been a champion of electronic music.
Mute is also home to the catalogue of a host of seminal artists such as Can and Cabaret Voltaire.