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Mute makes appointments

By | Published on Thursday 9 December 2010

Now independent again, Mute has just announced the appointment of a Group MD.

As previously reported, the Mute record label has regained its independent status after a period as a division of EMI. The move sees the Mute label rejoin with the Mute music publishing company, which has been independent throughout. The company also recently announced plans to launch a third division, a Mute artist and producer management company.

Founder and top man Daniel Miller yesterday confirmed that Angie Somerside will be MD of the new Mute Group, overseeing both the record and publishing companies as well as spearheading the launch of the new management agency. Although possibly best known for her various roles at Sony Music, Somerside also has management experience having spent a time as MD of QPrime Management.

Miller told CMU: “With Angie at the helm of the group of companies – recorded music rights, composition rights and a new artist/producer management company – I feel that we are in a great position to pool our collective experience and intelligence to best serve all aspects of our artists, writers and producers careers”.

Andrew King will continue to head up the Mute publishing company. Meanwhile Anne Haffmans will oversee a new Mute office in Germany, while Mark Fotiadis will be in charge of the company’s New York base.