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Tor Hansen

Co-Owner & Co-Founder,
Yep Roc Records/Redeye Distribution
Haw River, NC, USA
Tor Hansen is a member of the American Association of Independent Music (“A2IM”) board of directors and the co-owner/co-founder of Redeye Distribution & Yep Roc Records based in Haw River, NC (near Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill). In 1996 Tor co-founded Redeye Distribution and Yep Roc Records which is headquartered in Haw River, North Carolina. Redeye is an international distributor and marketing services company with over 65 employees. Yep Roc is a record label with a catalog of over 300 titles promoting a growing roster of artist. Redeye distributes physical and digital to all important retail customers and digital outlets. Distributed labels include BARSUK, YEP ROC, DAPTONE, ALIVE, KILL ROCK STARS, PARADISE OF BACHELORS, WARP, WICHITA, LUAKA BOP, ACONY, and may others. Artists on the YEP ROC MUSIC GROUP are Nick Lowe, Paul Weller, Born Ruffians (appearing during CMW), Josh Ritter, Josh Rouse, The Relatives, Jukebox The Ghost, Aoife O'Donovan, Billy Bragg, Robyn Hitchcock, Josh Rouse, Fountains of Wayne, Liam Finn,and others. In July 2013 Tor testified before the U.S. Congress House of Representatives Judiciary Sub-Committee on the Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet at the hearing on “Innovation in America: The Role of Copyrights.”.