Gut Records

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Gut Records
Gut-logo.jpg
Gut Recordings logo
Parent company Phoenix Music International
Sony Music Entertainment (since 2008)
Founded 1991
Founder Guy Holmes
Distributor(s) Phoenix Music International(former)
Sony Music Entertainment
Genre Pop, Dance, R&B, Teen
Country of origin United Kingdom
Location London, United Kingdom
Official website www.GutRecords.com

Gut Records was an independent record label, based in Maida Vale in London, UK.

Formed in 1991, "Gut Records" was founded by Guy Holmes, who had been Head of Promotions at Island Records. Under his expertise, the fledgling company quickly became one of the UK's leading independent record labels with multi-million selling albums and singles from artists like Tom Jones, Right Said Fred, Aswad, Space, Jimmy Sommerville as well as, more recently, Uniting Nations and The Crazy Frog. The label released a diverse range of music from pop through to indie/rock and dance. The first single released, Right Said Fred's song, "I'm Too Sexy", become a massive worldwide hit, reaching Number One in twenty-eight countries, including the United States, where it spent three weeks at Number One. The single went on to sell seven million copies, and their debut album Up, became a worldwide hit, reaching Number One in the UK, it made the Top Five in over twenty countries and selling in excess of four million copies worldwide.

Gut continued to successfully release albums and singles worldwide, achieving millions of sales for artists including Sparks and Tears for Fears. August 2008, the company went bankrupt[1] and it's assets sold to Phoenix Music International Ltd.

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