First Access Entertainment has named former Ultra Records A&R Oscar Scivier Vice President of A&R.
In his new role, Scivier will be based between New York and Los Angeles, working across the company’s existing roster to develop music releases and sign new talent.
He joins after five years at Sony’s Ultra Records in New York where he was Director of A&R.
While there, Scivier worked closely with label head Patrick Moxey and GM David Waxman to build out Ultra’s pop and dance focused A&R department.
He played an integral role in multi-platinum records for artists such as Kygo, deadmau5, Steve Aoki and Deorro.
Singles Scivier has worked on include OMI’s ‘Cheerleader’ and Mr Probz’s ‘Waves’.
First Access Entertainment CEO Sarah Stennett told MBW: “I’ve known Oscar for four years and was very keen to bring him onto the FAE team.
“Oscar’s hands on style of A&R is very much in line with mine and others within the company. he has impeccable taste and an extensive music knowledge.”
sarah stennett, first access entertainment
“Oscar’s hands on style of A&R is very much in line with mine and others within the company. He has impeccable taste and an extensive music knowledge.”
Scivier’s career in the music industry began in management at Three Six Zero Group in London, where he worked with deadmau5, who became the first electronic artist to headline and sell out Earl’s Court as part of a sold out arena tour.
After helping to coordinate a major album campaign with Virgin Records for the producer’s fifth album 4×4=12, Scivier moved into A&R, working with deadmau5’s label mau5trap and other dance music labels.
First Access Entertainment is a joint venture between Stennett and Len Blavatnik of Warner Music Group owner Access Industries.
The JV was announced in 2015, when First Access absorbed the management activities of Stennett’s previous venture Turnfirst Artists.
Alongside the alignment of strategic brand partnerships, the company offers recorded music, management and publishing services as well as film, TV and tech development and acting and model management.
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