NASHVILLE, TN (June 15, 2023) – Following Big Machine Label Group and Hard 8 Working Group‘s announcement of their new joint label venture, The Hard Working Record Company, the imprint announces the signing of their flagship artist, Dylan Matthew, today.

“Dylan is exactly the kind of artist we wanted to kick off with for The Hard Working Record Company,” BMLG President/CEO/Founder Scott Borchetta explains. “He’s a mega-talented self-starter and a master of unique pop structure and melodies. We’re thrilled he chose us, and we look forward to the global attack.”

“Before we even finalized this label partnership with BMLG, we already knew we wanted Dylan to be part of it,” H8WG’s Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Dirk Hemsath, adds. “Dylan has  already had some massive successes, but we knew that our team, alongside the BMLG team, would be the perfect fit to bring his new music out to the world. We’re so excited for what Dylan Matthew, The Hard Working Record Company, and BMLG will be doing together!”

An ambitious, LA-based singer-songwriter Dylan Matthew has gained over 5M monthly listeners on Spotify, 759K+ TikTok followers, has had multiple tracks in Billboard’s Dance Top 50, and has worked on more than 40 recorded projects with no signs of slowing down. His viral single, “Love Is Gone (Acoustic)” is RIAA Gold-certified and soon-to-be Platinum-certified, with the track garnering over 650M+ streams worldwide. Dylan’s unique brand of indie pop has wowed sold-out crowds in some of North America’s most storied venues and festivals, including Coachella, Lollapalooza, and EDC Las Vegas, recently selling out his first-ever solo headline show at Avalon Hollywood.

“I met with a few different labels and spent a lot of time really ideating the different offers,” Matthew admits. “It came down to certain points I felt were important to the growth of my career, the team that I would be working with, and the energy I got when meeting them. Big Machine and The Hard Working Record Company felt like the best fit for me.” 

Big Machine Label Group, a subsidiary of HYBE America, and Hard 8 Working Group founded The Hard Working Record Company as an exciting new venture, pairing the world’s No. 1 independent record label with the renowned management company. The new imprint, forged by BMLG’s Scott Borchetta and H8WG’s Dirk Hemsath and Rich Egan, along with partners David Conway and Mike Bachta, will expand each of their creative scopes and open doors to discover, develop, and publish pop acts and beyond.