First Access Entertainment has appointed former Ultra Records A&R director Oscar Scivier as its new vice president of A&R.
Scivier will be based between New York and Los Angeles in his new role, working across the company’s existing roster to develop music releases and sign new talent
He joins the company after five years at Sony’s Ultra Records, where he worked closely with label head Patrick Moxey and general manage David Waxman to build the company’s pop and dance focused A&R department.
First Access Entertainment CEO Sarah Stennett said: “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.”
Scivier added: “I’m thrilled to join one of the most respected teams in the music industry. First Access Entertainment’s track record and reputation for developing some of the most creative artists and driving innovation in the business is second to none. I'm really looking forward to being part of the team and working with an inspirational leader in Sarah."
Scivier’s career started 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. He also played a key role in coordinating a major album campaign with Virgin Records for the producer’s fifth album 4×4=12. He then moved into A&R, working with deadmau5’s label mau5trap and other dance music labels.