ZTT Records

ZTT Records is a record label that was founded in 1983 by NME journalist Paul Morley, the record producer Trevor Horn, producer Gary Langan and businesswoman Jill Sinclair. The name of the record company was also announced: " Zang Tumb Tuum " and " Zang Tuum Tumb ". ZTT is an acronym of the artist Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, who used it in his sound poem Zang Tumb Tumb. The word " Tuuuum " is also on the cover of the original publication of the poem in book form.

ZTT had in the 1980's successes with the composer Andrew Poppy and bands such as propaganda, The Art of Noise and Frankie Goes to Hollywood. In 1989 went both propaganda and Holly Johnson, lead singer of Frankie Goes To Hollywood, in court in order to get out of the existing record contracts can. Both propaganda and Johnson won the procedures.

In the 1990s ZTT became a successful dance label, which had artists like Seal and 808 State under contract.

Also ZTT was successful in the re-release of old material of the bands Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Propaganda and The Art of Noise. Some of this material was re-mixed or simply released again in its old form.

ZTT Records is part of the SPZ Group today.

Artist of ZTT


  • The Art of Noise
  • Propaganda
  • Frankie Goes To Hollywood
  • Andrew Poppy
  • The Psych -Oh Rangers
  • Roy Orbison
  • Grace Jones
  • Nasty Rox Inc
  • Act
  • 808 State
  • Hoodlum priest
  • Anne Pigalle