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Three Six Zero acquires London’s Sarm Studios

By | Published on Wednesday 13 July 2022

Sarm Studios

Management firm Three Six Zero has acquired Trevor Horn’s Sarm Studios in West London, with the complex now set to become a key UK base for the music company.

The original Sarm Studios was co-founded in the 1970s by Horn’s late wife and business partner Jill Sinclair in East London, later becoming part of the couple’s wider music group that also incorporated Perfect Songs and ZTT Records.

They then set up a West London base for their studio business by taking over a Notting Hill space previously used by Island Records in the 1980s. The current Sarm Music Village was subsequently opened nearby on Ladbroke Grove in 2013.

Three Six Zero says that its acquisition of the Sarm Studios complex “represents a significant move to create a central hub in London” to strengthen the firm’s presence in the UK and Europe, and that “the facilities will be readily available to all Three Six Zero clients and partners” while also serving “as the new base for Three Six Zero Recordings”.

States Three Six Zero founder and CEO Mark Gillespie: “Sarm Studios has long been an integral fixture of London’s music landscape, and we’re THRILLED to be able to make it a part of the expanding Three Six Zero community”.

Meanwhile, the President of Three Six Zero Recordings – Pete Tong – says that he is “inspired and excited that Three Six Zero Recordings first UK base is going to be in such an iconic spot that, together with the rest of the TSZ family, we intend to make a vital creative hub in West London to carry on Trevor Horn’s legacy”.

And talking of Horn, he adds, simply: “I would like to wish Three Six Zero all the best in their new home”.