Julie Shama Stephens
< julie [at] thinkmusic DOT LA (.la) >
Originally from Boston, Julie set her sights on the music industry early in life attending Berklee College of Music and ultimately acquiring her Bachelors from Emerson College. During this time, she had the opportunity to work for one of the world's largest Top 40 radio shows: John Garabedian's Open House Party. There, she met hundreds of major label recording artists and industry veterans that would later help propel her career in Los Angeles.
In 2002, Julie made the move to West Hollywood and immediately joined Mosaic Media Group (Green Day, Alanis Morisette, etc) working under the day-to-day Manager for The Goo Goo Dolls. This work gave her the experience which allowed her to attain a position at the prestigious Hollywood Records/Disney in the Radio Promotion Department for the following 3 years. Shortly after leaving Hollywood Records, Julie began managing artists and developing what would soon become her own management and licensing company, along with a brief transition to Creative Artists Agency (CAA) in the International Music Department.
By 2006 she had grown her company to what is now Think Music Inc (formerly Black Unicorn Music), incorporating licensing/publishing, management, and artist development. Over the past decade, Julie has signed over 150 artists, generating millions of dollars worth of income, including the former OneRepublic member/sync-artist Tim Myers, (whom she also managed for 3 years), KONGOS, MISSIO, Wind & The Wave, Whitney Myer, Chantal Claret, Zachary Kibbee, and The Bones of J.R. Jones to name a few.
For the past 8 years, Julie has also been spearheading the charge into the advertising world and aiding in the national recognition of many artists who together have landed campaigns for notable companies such as Microsoft, T-Mobile, Apple, Olay, FitBit, McDonalds, Captain Morgan, Wendy’s, Maybelline, VW and more. With her extensive A&R background, Julie is also always in pursuit of the newest, undiscovered talent and catalogues.