LONDON—The 1984 second quarter mrket survey figures were dominated by Island’s success with Bob Marley and ZTT’s Frankie Goes To Hollywood, pushing the company to second place behind CBS in the leading singles category. Virgin follows close behind in third place. The figures were CBS with 16.5 percent, Island with 9.8 percent and Virgin with 9.7 percent. In the albums, the Marley album helped Island to more than double its percentage from the 2.9 the previous quarter to 7.5 this quarter. Warner Bros. held on to its position of top corporate and individual publishing company. The top single of the quarter was “Two Tribes.” Top producer was Trevor Horn. The top miscellaneous album was the second EMI/Virgin compilation “Now That’s What I Call Music.”
- ISLAND WELCOMES ZTT—ZTT Records founders (l-r): Paul Morley, Jill Sinclair and Trevor Horn pose at Private Eyes in New York during a celebration of the British label’s production agreement with Island Records. ZTT acts include Art Of Noise and Frankie Goes To Hollywood.