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The Best Indie Labels Of All Time
Founded in 1978 by Daniel Miller to launch his solo vehicle The Normal and the cult hit Warm Leatherette, which formed MUTE 001 in 1978, Mute went massive thanks to Basildon synthpoppers Depeche Mode and their Top 10 friendly hits. Mute has played host to releases by Nick Cave, Erasure, Nitzer Ebb, Moby and Goldfrapp. Despite selling to major EMI in 2002, Miller's deal means that Mute remains independent!