ZTT Records

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ZTT Records is a record label founded in 1983 by NME journalist Paul Morley, record producer Trevor Horn, producer/engineer Gary Langan and businesswoman Jill Sinclair. The label's name was also printed as "Zang Tumb Tuum" and "Zang Tuum Tumb" on various releases.

ZTT is an initialism based on the title of Filippo Tommaso Marinetti's sound poem Zang Tumb Tumb. The word "Tuuuum" is also featured on the cover of the original publication of the poem in book form.

ZTT enjoyed considerable success in the 1980s with the composer Andrew Poppy, bands such as Propaganda, The Art of Noise, and the chart-topping Frankie Goes to Hollywood. In 1989, both Propaganda and Frankie Goes To Hollywood frontman Holly Johnson went to court to be released from their contracts, and won.

In the 1990s, ZTT became a successful dance label once again, with major names on their roster including Seal and 808 State.

Acts on ZTT

1980s

1990s

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