About Us

ZUM is a record label and curated mail order based in Los Angeles.
ZUM has been a continual resource for music fans throughout the past two decades. Focusing on our record label since 1998, we've produced over 40 releases from artists around the world.
Started by siblings George Chen (Los Angeles) and Yvonne Chen (Portland) first as a Bay Area-based fanzine.
Chen siblings circa 1999
2023 Chen siblings in Taiwan
Zum on Discogs

Revolver USA/Midheaven
The Business

Amoeba - Hollywood/Berkeley/SF, CA
Estuario - Los Angeles, CA
Third Eye Records - Long Beach, CA
Rubycon - Los Angeles, CA
Going Underground - Los Angeles, CA
Sick City Records - Los Angeles, CA
Econo Jam Records - Oakland, CA
1-2-3-4 Go! - Oakland, CA
Redscroll - Wallingfrod, CT
Barnacle Records - Kamloops, B.C. Canada
Bis Aufs Messers - Berlin, Germany
Disk Union - Japan
Vinyl Decision - Taipei, Taiwan
HHV - Germany

George interviewed by Marc Masters for Pitchfork, 2010
Label profile by Sam Lefebvre for SF Weekly, 2012
George profiled by Hiya Swanhuyser for SF Weekly, 2015
Voyage LA Q + A, 2020
Interviewed by Emily Savage for Fortune April 2020
Interviewed by Dakin Hardwick for Spinning Platters Feb 2022


Wholesale prices; email us - george at zumonline dot com


shipping from Los Angeles. Domestic shipments go USPS Media Mail (except for shirts and posters). International shipments go USPS first class unless otherwise indicated.



why the name

We like onomatopoeia

It was from a song

Thought it was dumb at some point also but like that words are containers you can put anything into

It's been so long, why change now

It doesn't really work in Germany

how do you pronounce it

rhymes with "dumb" but really up to you.