Warner Records today has announced the launch of underscore works recordings, a joint venture with underscore works—founded by Charly Salvatore.
The new label will focus on discovering and developing fresh talent in the country music scene. The up-and-coming artists Dipper and Wesko have signed on as the first two acts. Dipper is a Texas native who began by posting covers and original songs on TikTok. Wesko is a North Carolina native who spent four years playing gigs with his band and writing dozens of songs.
Dipper has been featured on Spotify’s Fresh Finds Country, Next From Nashville, and Young Nashville playlists. He recently signed a global publishing deal with Bailey Zimmerman, The Core Entertainment, and Warner Chappell Music. Meanwhile Wesko is embarking on the next phase of his musical career with underscore works recordings.
Charly Salvatore founded underscore works in 2022 as an entertainment company driven by artist management, development, and marketing. It manages some of the hottest rising talent in country including Warren Zeiders, Priscilla Block, and Dalton Dover. Zeiders recently crossed one billion career streams thanks to his hit single, “Pretty Little Poison.”
“Together with Charly, we’ve already seen incredible success with Warren Zeiders—a newcomer to the scene who has quickly made a big impact,” shares Warner Records’ Co-Chairman and CEO Aaron Bay-Schuck. “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.”
“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,” adds Charly Salvatore about the new joint venture. “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.”