Thuy-An Julien is a Grammy award-winning entertainment and media executive. Her twenty-plus years include her current position as Chief Business Officer and Chief of Staff to Entrepreneur, Actor, Music Legend and Philanthropist, Tip “T.I.” Harris and as the Head of Hartman’s House, LLC, a company that manages various career aspects of several established and up-and-coming artists and musicians.
A visionary whose time has come, she is blazing a new trail for women and minorities as she parlays her expertise in the music entertainment industry with her proficiency in technology, which she gained during her fifteen years in various positions at Apple, to create a new cutting-edge platform that will integrate the two and move the music industry forward.
A multi-talented powerhouse, Ms. Julien is adept in marketing, branding, and public relations, which makes her an invaluable asset to those seeking her services. Her keen insight for listening to the market and connecting sellers with buyers have made her one of the most sought-after marketers in the field, while her proficiency in helping clients identify and showcase their authenticity has earned her a spot as a top-notch branding authority.
While at Apple, she oversaw original content brands in North America for iTunes and raised the quality of recording sessions to Grammy-winning levels. As a creator, producer, partner manager, and strategic innovator, she also played an integral role in the success of iTunes in multiple market segments, including some new ones that she created. Most notably among her many accomplishments at Apple was the creation of the urban marketing department, the first-ever targeted marketing group for iTunes, which significantly increased the awareness of the iTunes brand and exponentially grew its sales in the urban community.
Her exhaustive resume includes numerous high-level administrative positions, including director of Artist Promotions, United Masters; president, Hip-Hop DX; director of market and growth development, Dash Radio; technology director, Time Inc New Media; and technology manager for Condé Nast Publications, Associated Press, and Sports Illustrated.
I've done a lot of business deals, helped a lot of artists make their way through this industry, given a lot of free advice and fought for those who needed defending. I believe in integrity and honor and love helping those with similar values succeed. I'm not chasing the dollars, I'm chasing doing the right thing. I've always been blessed and I have enough shoes and purses to show God does provide.
When faced with a challenge, I have the bad habit of always accepting. So the climb to Mount Everest Bas Station was one of those. It was the hardest thing physically I have ever had to do but it was a gret spiritual experience that taught me many things. Never quit. Nomatter how hard things get, even when it feels like you can't take one more breath. You can surprise yourself.
Everything I am, will be and have done, I owe to my family. They have been behind me all the way since the very beginning of this crazy ride that is my life. We love, we fight, we definitely annoy each other but in the end, our family is strong and we care for each other and have each other's backs. Don't mess with one of us or you'll have to deal with all of us.