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EMI buys Mute

There goes another one: Multinational recording company EMI buys up Mute, the more-credible-than-most independent label and home to the likes of Depeche Mode, Nick Cave and Einstürzende Neubauten. Mind you, they're also behind the last two Moby albums, so their glory days were probably behind them. Mute, which was founded by Daniel "The Normal" Miller in the glory days of punk and New Wave, now becomes an imprint of Virgin (another once credible label and current home of the Spice Girls and Robbie Williams).

There are 3 comments on "EMI buys Mute":

Posted by: Graham http://grudnuk.com/ Thu May 23 10:11:20 2002

Better EMI than Sony or Universal, tho'.

Posted by: Graham http://grudnuk.com/ Thu May 23 10:16:23 2002

Besides, I wouldn't call any label that has Depeche Mode credible.

Posted by: acb http://dev.null.org Thu May 23 11:09:01 2002

True on the first count. Though Depeche Mode did do some good stuff in their early career.

Anyway, given the fact that they're now behind stuff like Moby, their credible days are probably behind them.

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