Squint Entertainment

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Squint Entertainment
Company typePrivate
IndustryRecord label
Founded1997, United States
FounderSteve Taylor
HeadquartersUnited States
Number of locations
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Total assetsUS$24million
OwnerWarner Records
ParentWarner Music Group

Squint Entertainment was a record label owned by Word Entertainment, started and run by musician and songwriter Steve Taylor in 1997.[1] Squint pushed Sixpence None the Richer to mainstream success with their single "Kiss Me".[2] 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.


It first appeared in the United States in 1997. In an attempt to bring meaningful Christian content to other media, the company started a major film project called St. Gimp.[2] 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.


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  1. ^ "Launch of Squint Entertainment (Squint Press Release) - September 18th, 1997". Sock Heaven. September 18, 1997. Retrieved November 1, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Caviness, Brad (July–August 1998). "Steve Taylor". 7ball (19): 36–37. ISSN 1082-3980.

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