Daniel Miller is the founder and chairman of Mute, launched in 1978 with his own 7” single under the name The Normal. Since then, Daniel Miller has expanded Mute into a global group of companies, record label, Mute Song (publishing) and Mute Management, with offices in London, New York and Berlin. Running parallel to its strong commercial track record, the guiding spirit behind Mute has always been one of artistic freedom and creative adventure and Mute has nurtured and worked with artists as diverse as Depeche Mode, New Order, Goldfrapp, Erasure, Swans, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Max Richter, Ben Frost, Liars, Underworld, Jóhann Joóhannsson, Josh T Pearson, Du Blonde and Can. Daniel Miller plays regular techno DJ sets worldwide, recently appearing at Sonar, ENTER at Space in Ibiza, ADE, IMS at Ibiza and Berghain, with a legendary performance at M-Nus’ Christmas Boiler Room in Berlin.
Mark Meharry is the founder & CEO of Music Glue, a white label, direct-to-fan (D2F) e-commerce solution for the new global music industry. Music Glue empowers artists of all sizes to become global retailers by simplifying the complex world of ecommerce logistics and commercialising the direct relationship with their fans. Music Glue’s one-of-a-kind user interface consolidates the best of Shopify, Kickstarter & Eventbrite and is the only platform available today allowing artists anywhere in the world to sell any product (digital content, physical items, experiences or tickets) to anyone, anywhere, in any currency, any language and via any device.
Prior to starting Music Glue, Mark worked as a blue chip management consultant specialising in system implementation for the then juvenile global fibre optic network industry; and playing in a band. Not the best career combination, but certainly a good starting point for the Music Glue adventure. With offices in London, New York and Sydney, Music Glue is now experiencing exponential growth and is the preferred D2F supplier for Bryan Ferry, Mumford & Sons, Neill Finn, Jose Gonzalez, Public Service Broadcasting + thousands of other artists looking to control the global retail relationship with their fans.