Oz McGuire Named VP A&R and Business Development at Symphonic Distribution

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Oz McGuire has been named Vice President of A&R and Business Development at Symphonic Distribution.

Also serving as general manager 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 until recently director of label and artist partnerships.

The list of labels he advised included Stones Throw, Alpha Pup and Foreign Family Collective.

As an A&R he has signed artists such as 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 think it has always been my destiny to help facilitate the creation of great art.”

Oz McGuire

Oz McGuire, said: “My earliest memories are of flipping through stacks of records from my parents and being mesmerized not only by the music but also by the art, the liner notes, the packaging.

“I feel that my destiny has always been to help facilitate the creation of great art.

“I look forward to continuing with the Symphonic Distribution team.”

“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’s always been someone I’ve looked up to and respected and I’m thrilled to have him on our team and lead our West Coast presence here in the United States. He will have an impact not only in terms of creating new business, but also by continuing to help our existing clientele grow.”The music industry around the world

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