Mute Records

Mute Records Ltd. is a British independent record label owned and founded in 1978 by Daniel Miller. It has featured several prominent musical acts on its roster such as Depeche Mode, Erasure, Fad Gadget, Goldfrapp, Grinderman, Inspiral Carpets, Moby, New Order, Nitzer Ebb, Yann Tiersen, Wire, Yeasayer, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Yazoo, and M83.

Mute Records Ltd.
Parent companyIndependent (1978–2002, 2010–present)
EMI Group Limited (2002–2012)
Universal Music Group (2012)
BMG Rights Management (2013–present; back catalogue only)
Sony Music Entertainment (2013–present; Depeche Mode catalogue only)
Founded1978; 43 years ago (1978)
FounderDaniel Miller
Distributor(s)PIAS Cooperative (all releases internationally; worldwide present catalogue, 2013–present)
Alternative Distribution Alliance (new releases in North America, 2014-present;[1] worldwide back catalogue, 2017-present)[2]
Columbia Records (Depeche Mode catalogue; world except North America)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
LocationHammersmith, London