Warner Records and Underscore Works, the Nashville-based management company founded by industry veteran Charly Salvatore, have come together to launch the joint venture Underscore Works Recordings.
The new label will focus on discovering and developing country talent. Its flagship artists are up-and-coming acts Dipper and Wesko.
“Together with Charly, we’ve already seen incredible success with Warren Zeiders—a newcomer to the scene who has quickly made a big impact. The Underscore team shares the same dedication we have when it comes to artist development and building meaningful and lasting careers, making it a no brainer to expand our partnership so we can support even more special artists. Dipper and Wesko are two genuinely talented, hard-working musicians with bright futures ahead, and we look forward to collaborating with underscore to bring even more great music to fans around the world,” share Warner Records’ Co-Chairman & CEO Aaron Bay-Schuck and Co-Chairman & COO Tom Corson.
Salvatore adds, “Aaron, Tom and the entire world-class Warner Records team have an amazing track record when it comes to breaking new acts and, more importantly, sustaining that momentum. They’ve been incredible partners with Warren, and there’s no one else I’d want to be running alongside as we take this exciting next step in the Underscore Works journey. With a deep passion for developing emerging artists, I’m thrilled to embark on this new chapter with remarkable talents like Dipper and Wesko, who are destined to captivate the world’s stage.”
Dipper is a native of College Station, Texas, who first rose onto the scene by posting covers and original songs on TikTok. He recently released his debut EP, Evergreen, featuring his first single, “She’s Got Wings.” Dipper has been featured on multiple buzzworth playlists and recently signed a global publishing deal with Bailey Zimmerman, The Core Entertainment and Warner Chappell Music.
Hailing from Kenansville, North Carolina, Wesko has spent the last four years playing gigs with his band and writing dozens of songs all while working a grueling full-time job as a foreman for an erosion control company and taking a full course load at the University of Mount Olive. Wesko has connected with a local audience in North Carolina as well as a growing group of fans on social media via his network of other country musicians and singer-songwriters including Evan Honer and Sam Barber.
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