Mute Song joins IMPEL

Mute Song, part of the iconic Mute group of companies, has joined IMPEL. London-based Mute Song was established in 1983 by Mute Records founder Daniel Miller.

It represents music by a diverse and highly respected range of artists including Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Max Richter, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Underworld, Peter Green (Fleetwood Mac), Bob Geldof, The Boomtown Rats, Public Service Broadcasting, Ben Frost, Nadine Shah, Charlie Cunningham, Royal Trux, Liars, Swans, Tim Burgess (Charlatans) and Magazine & Wire.

Mute Song artists have recorded classic ground-breaking albums and performed at the world’s greatest venues. The publisher’s composers have crafted music for multi-award winning feature films, major television series, ballets by internationally renowned choreographers, operas for national opera houses and art projects at major galleries and iconic cultural sites around the globe.

IMPEL Collective Management is the international collective licensing agency representing digital publishing rights. It is 100% owned and controlled by its members, which include respected independent publishers such as Bucks Music Group, Beggars Music, Reservoir Music, Kassner Music, CTM, ABKCO, Truelove Music and Faber Music. 

The IMPEL membership represents a diverse collection of works recorded by many of the world’s biggest artists past and present including Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, Dua Lipa, David Bowie, Ray Charles, Rihanna, Beyonce, Calvin Harris, Elvis Presley and more.

Mute Song Managing Director David McGinnis said: “We are very excited to be working with IMPEL, the other publishers in the IMPEL family and IMPEL’s chosen partner SACEM. We are committed to providing the best possible service to our writers and are convinced that IMPEL will help us do this.”

IMPEL CEO Sarah Williams said: “This is great news for IMPEL.  Mute Songs’ fantastic catalogue adds continuing class to the repertoire we represent and builds upon the strength of our collective. We couldn’t be more delighted to welcome David and his team into the IMPEL family.”