Julie Shama Stephens
< julie [at] thinkmusic DOT LA (.la) >
For the past 10+ years, Julie has 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.
Originally from Boston, Julie attended 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, Goo Goo Dolls, etc) working under the day-to-day Manager for The Goo Goo Dolls. This gave her the experience which allowed her to attain a position at the prestigious Hollywood Records/Disney in the Promotion Department for the following 3 years working with artists such as Hilary Duff, Jesse McCartney, Phil Collins, and more. 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 where she worked most notably on a tour for Beyoncé.
By 2006 Julie 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 13 years, Julie has signed over 150 artists, generating millions upon millions of dollars for her artists, including the former OneRepublic member/sync-artist Tim Myers, (whom she also managed for 3 years), KONGOS, MISSIO, Desi Valentine, Jasmine Ash, Whitney Myer, Zachary Kibbee, and The Bones of J.R. Jones to name a few.
Julie currently resides in the beautiful Hollywood Hills with her husband Nick, and daughter Sagan.