Minty Fresh

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Minty Fresh
Founded1993 (1993)
FounderJim Powers, Anthony Musiala
Country of originU.S.
LocationChicago, Illinois

Minty Fresh is a Chicago-based record label, founded in 1993 by Jim Powers with Anthony Musiala.[1] The label is known for launching the careers of Veruca Salt.[2] They also gave the Swedish band The Cardigans their first US release[3] and released the debut single by Liz Phair.[4] They also run the "Mini Fresh" label which produces children's music.[5][6]


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  1. ^ McAllister, Colleen (September 25, 2007). "BreakThru Radio Airs Special Minty Fresh Records Showcase". BreakThru Radio. Retrieved June 3, 2011.
  2. ^ a b DeRogatis, Jim (November 20, 1994). "The Making of a Sensation". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on November 6, 2012.
  3. ^ Kot, Greg (April 4, 1997). "SUBVERSIVE SWEDES THE CARDIGANS WILL CHANGE YOUR IDEA OF SCANDINAVIAN POP". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved June 3, 2011. After releasing "Life," a critically acclaimed stateside debut in 1995 on Chicago-based Minty Fresh
  4. ^ a b Rothschild, David (August 27, 1993). "RETRO POPSTERS HOPE SUPER MODEL HAS LEGS". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved June 3, 2011.
  5. ^ Pogrebin, Robin (September 18, 2002). "Not All Sunshine for Teensy Set's Troubadour". New York Times. Retrieved June 3, 2011.
  6. ^ Edelstein, David (January 30, 2005). "Nursery School of Rock". New York Times. Retrieved June 3, 2011.
  7. ^ Margasak, Peter (August 6, 1998). "A Minty Fresh Start - Aluminum Group/Sweetness and Bite". Chicago Reader. Retrieved June 3, 2011.
  8. ^ SIEGLER, DYLAN (June 17, 1998). "Komeda makes a go of it". Billboard. Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved June 3, 2011. A North of No South compilation including a Komeda song was picked up by Minty Fresh talent rep Jim Powers during a trip to Japan
  9. ^ Tortorici, Frank (December 14, 1998). "Mike Scott". VH1. Retrieved June 3, 2011.[dead link]

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