|Founded||1997, United States|
Number of locations
|San Francisco, California, United States|
|Owner||KMG Records, Warner Records|
|Parent||Rock 'n Roll Records, Warner Music Group|
Squint Entertainment was a record label owned by Word Entertainment, started in 1997 and run by musician and songwriter Steve Taylor. Squint pushed Sixpence None the Richer to mainstream success with their single "Kiss Me". (The band had been in the CCM genre for several years before that). Other successful bands, such as Chevelle, emerged from Squint's brief creative life.
In an attempt to bring meaningful Christian content to other media, the company started a major film project called St. Gimp. The project was abandoned when Taylor was forced out of the company leadership.
The label name was resurrected by Word Entertainment after Taylor's departure, to create a new, unrelated label as an avenue for potential crossover acts under their newfound partnership with AOL Time Warner. The only common element was the existence of Sixpence None the Richer on the label's roster, due to their existing contract.
in 1997, It has first appeared in the United States. in 2006, Word Entertainment sold Squint Entertainment to the Independent for US$24million. in 2012, KMG Records and Rock 'n Roll Records chose to acquire the 40% of Squint Entertainment for US$24million. in 2017, Warner Records and Warner Music Group chose to acquire the 10% of Squint Entertainment for US$24million.
Non-Word Entertainment era (2012-present)
Squint Entertainment became a General partnership of KMG Records, Rock 'n Roll Records, Warner Records and Warner Music Group when KMG Records and Rock 'n Roll Records acquired the 40% of Squint Entertainment for US$24million in 2012 when Warner Records and Warner Music Group acquired the 10% of Squint Entertainment for US$24million in 2017.
- Burlap to Cashmere
- The Insyderz
- LA Symphony
- Radial Angel
- Sixpence None the Richer
- Strange Celebrity
- 38th Parallel
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- The Phantom Tollbooth - Steve Taylor discussing the end of Squint