Oz McGuire has been named VP of A&R and Business Development at Symphonic Distribution.
Also serving as the GM of its Los Angeles-based office, McGuire joins Symphonic after spending several years with independent distributor Ingrooves Music Group.
This will be Symphonic’s first executive hire following the company’s $37 million Series B investment in January of this year.
The company generated $12 million in net revenue in 2021.
At Ingrooves, McGuire was most recently Director, Label and Artist Partnerships.
The roster of labels he advised included the likes of Stones Throw, Alpha Pup and Foreign Family Collective.
As an A&R, he’s signed artists including Kelly Rowland, MF DOOM AND TOKiMONSTA.
He also specializes in digital marketing, having worked on records by Big Gigantic, Stick Figure and Freddie Gibbs/ Madlib.
“I feel it has always been my destiny to help facilitate the making of great art.”
Oz McGuire, said: “My earliest memories are flipping through stacks of my parent’s records and being fascinated not only by the music but the art, the liner notes, the packaging.
“I feel it has always been my destiny to help facilitate the making of great art.
“I look forward to continuing that with the team at Symphonic Distribution.”
“Oz brings a wealth of experience, energy, and passion to Symphonic.”
Jorge Brea, Symphonic
Jorge Brea, CEO of Symphonic, added: “Oz brings a wealth of experience, energy, and passion to Symphonic.
“He has always been someone that I’ve admired and respected and I am excited to have him part of our team and lead our presence in the West Coast here in the USA. He will make an impact not only in terms of bringing in new business but continuing to help our existing client base grow.”Music Business Worldwide