Orange County Economic Development

Name of Business: Yep Roc Records 

Description: Yep Roc Records believes in the vision of each of our artists. We strive to serve each project based on its unique characteristics. Through strong promotional and marketing efforts, our goal is to reach as large an audience as possible with each new release. Yep Roc was founded in 1997 by Tor Hansen and Glenn Dicker, and is exclusively distributed through Redeye Distribution.

Where can your product(s) be found: Yep Roc releases can be found at independent record stores such as Schoolkids, Chaz’s, Volume and many more. On the digital side, releases can be found on Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Google, etc., and on our own website at

What year was your business founded/established? 1997. It’s our 20th Anniversary! 

What made you decide to open your business? At first, our founders Glenn and Tor wanted to expose some of the great music coming out of the Southeast, then the company grew nationally and internationally over the next 20 years. 

What makes your business unique? Our Independence and our artist first philosophy. 

What do you wish your local neighbors knew about your business? That we celebrated our 20th Anniversary by throwing a big outdoor concert for our 20th Anniversary called Yep Roc 20 in Hillsborough. The festival also included shows in Carrboro. 

What are your next goals for your business? We want to continue to adapt and thrive in an ever changing business environment while focusing on what’s best for our artists. 

If someone were to give you $100,000 to invest in your business, how would you spend it? Yep Roc would set up an old school touring revue that would travel the world in big buses with some of our favorite artists like Nick Lowe, Dave Alvin, Chuck Prophet, Mandolin Orange and Tift Merritt. 

What do you enjoy most about doing business in Orange County? There is a very nurturing and vibrant arts community that we are excited to be a part of. 

Contact Information:      

Owner Redeye Worldwide
Address 505 Eno Street, Hillsborough, NC  27278
Phone Number 877-733-3931 x 262
Hours Monday – Friday     9 am – 6 pm