Mint Records is an independent record label founded in 1991, whose purpose was to release the music of up-and-coming bands across Turtle Island, with a specific focus on sharing and supporting the burgeoning pool of talent in the local music community on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish peoples, colonially known as “Vancouver”. Co-founded in 1991 by CiTR 101.9 fM - UBC Radio alumni Randy Iwata and Bill Baker, over the past 30 years the label has released nearly 200 albums and has supported a diverse roster of talented artists and bands. The small and passionate team who currently run the label are community-minded, artist-friendly, and committed to making a more safe, equitable, just, accessible and sustainable music industry.
Minty Articles / Podcasts / Interviews:
Bandcamp Label Feature (Article):
Mint is Almost its Own Character (Article):
KEXP Throwaway Style (Interview):
Other Record Labels (Podcast):
KEXP: Preventing Sexual Abuse After the Fall of Burger Records (Podcast):
Fresh at Twenty (Book)