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Mute Records is a record label formed in 1978 by Daniel Miller primarily to release his own single, "T.V.O.D."/"Warm Leatherette", under the moniker The Normal. A record label is a brand created by companies that specialize in producing, manufacturing, distributing and promoting audio and sometimes video recordings (especially music videos), on various formats including compact discs, LPs, DVD-Audio, SACDs, and cassettes. ... Link title 1978 (MCMLXXVIII in Roman) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... The Normal is the name English film editor Daniel Miller used, in 1978 for his 45rpm single T.V.O.D./Warm Leatherette (which was inspired by J.G. Ballards novel Crash). ... The Normal is the recording artist name used by English film editor Daniel Miller, who is best known as the founder of the record label Mute Records. ...


Mute Records made a name for itself as the label that was willing to sign post-punk artists like Fad Gadget (Frank Tovey's pseudonym), Einstürzende Neubauten, Throbbing Gristle, and Cabaret Voltaire. Once electronic music hit the British charts in the early 1980s, Mute signed artists like Depeche Mode and Erasure that utilised new technology which would eventually redefine the sound of the dancefloor in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Fad Gadget was the pseudonym used by musician, synthesizer pioneer, and performance artist Frank Tovey (September 8, 1956 - April 3, 2002), an influential electronic music/New Wave artist, in his early and very late career. ... Fad Gadget was the pseudonym used by musician, synthesizer pioneer, and performance artist Frank Tovey (September 8, 1956 - April 3, 2002), an influential electronic music/New Wave artist, in his early and very late career. ... Einstürzende Neubauten is an ever-changing musical band, originally from West Berlin, formed in 1980. ... Throbbing Gristle in 1978 (From left to right: Genesis P-Orridge, Chris Carter, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Peter Christopherson) Throbbing Gristle (formed on September 3, 1975 in London) are a British experimental music and Industrial Music group that evolved from the performance art group COUM Transmissions. ... Cabaret Voltaire is a post-punk industrial and techno group from Sheffield, England consisting of Stephen Mallinder (vocals, guitars), Richard H. Kirk (keyboards, programming) and Chris Watson (keyboards, programming). ... The 1980s decade refers to the years from 1980 to 1989, inclusive. ... Depeche Mode is a synth rock band from the town of Basildon, England, originally founded in 1980. ... Erasure is a British synth pop duo band consisting of keyboardist Vince Clarke and singer Andy Bell. ... The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive, the last decade of the 20th Century. ...


Mute redefined itself again to encompass modern indie-rock, with bands such as Sonic Youth on their Blast First imprint. Indie rock is rock music that falls within the indie music description. ... Sonic Youth is a rock group formed in New York City in 1981. ...


Mute Records was famous for being the home of Depeche Mode and Erasure despite the lack of what is normally considered a contract. Moby, Nick Cave and Laibach are also Mute mainstays. Moby (born Richard Melville Hall on September 11, 1965 in Harlem, New York City) is an American electronic musician. ... Nick Cave on the cover of the album The Boatmans Call Nicholas Edward Cave (born 22 September 1957) is an Australian rock musician, songwriter, poet, author, actor and screenwriter, best known for his work in rock and roll band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and his fascination with... Cover art for Laibach, 1980 An industrial/techno music group, formed June 1, 1980 in Trbovlje, Slovenia, Laibach represents the music wing of the Neue Slowenische Kunst (NSK) art collective, of which it was a founding member in 1984. ...


Mute Records was the first British record label to have an internet presence, entitled Mute Liberation Technologies. This started out as a dial-up BBS, then becoming a Telnet site and finally a website. They continued to be run in tandem for a number of years until all were finally shut down, with the exception of the website. A bulletin board system or BBS is a computer system running software that allows users to dial into the system over a phone line and, using a terminal program, perform functions such as downloading software and data, uploading data, playing games, reading news, and exchanging messages with other users. ... Microsoft TELNET client animation. ...


On May 10, 2002, EMI acquired Mute Records, extending an existing licensing relationship that Mute had with EMI’s Virgin Records for over 15 years. Daniel Miller, Executive Chairman, is responsible for all of the company’s global activities. May 10 is the 130th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (131st in leap years). ... 2002 (MMII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The EMI Group is a major record label, based in Hammersmith in London, in the United Kingdom. ... Virgin Records is a British recording label founded by British entrepreneur Richard Branson, and Nik Powell in 1972 after a period of selling discount records via their small shop in London. ...


See also

The following is a partial list of record labels, both past and present. ... A list of notable electronic music record labels: 0–9 *69 Records A Additive Records All Around The World Ambulatore - Oviedo, Spain - Official site Anjunabeats - United Kingdom - Official site Antiopic - New York City - Official site Ant-Zen Artificial Bliss Recordings - Official site Astralwerks B Bedrock Records Benbecula Records Black Hole...

External links

  • Official site
  • Archive site (Frozen October 2004)

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Mute Records is a record label formed in 1978 by Daniel Miller primarily to release his own single, "Warm Leatherette", under the moniker The Normal.
Mute Records made a name for itself as the label that was willing to sign post-punk artists like Fad Gadget (Frank Tovey's pseudonym), Einstürzende Neubauten, Throbbing Gristle, and Cabaret Voltaire.
Mute Records was famous for being the home of Depeche Mode and Erasure despite the lack of what is normally considered a contract.
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