Julie Frost is a singer, songwriter, guitar player and music producer. She has worked with today's leading artists and has collaborated with some of the industry's top songwriters and producers. She recently won a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for "Masterpiece," a song that she co-wrote with Jimmy Harry and Madonna to play in the end credits of Madonna's movie, "W.E." and that will be featured on Madonna's highly anticipated upcoming album. Her song "Satellite" won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2010, Julie's natural talent and love for music has made her one of the most sought after songwriters in the music business.
With a mother who plays piano and a father who plays blues guitar, music has always been a part of Julie's life. Julie was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, raised in New Haven, Vermont, and was handed her own guitar at age six. As a child, she lived for music; listening to her songs religiously and studying music like it was a bible. She would play guitar and sing in front of the big windows in her house in Vermont, looking at her reflection in the mirror, and imagining she was singing on stage.
Songwriting didn't always come naturally to Julie: she held random jobs as a librarian, GED teacher, and, of course, waitress, to pay the bills, but she always loved music. In 1992, Julie moved to Chicago and attended DePaul University briefly, studying "Entrepreneurship in the Arts", but she felt a strong pull back to music and decided to just get out there and do it. She started playing at open mic nights at nightclubs weekly to overcome her stage fright and work on singing as easily and freely onstage as she could while alone in her living room. With her deeply personal songs, she quickly developed a devoted following. It was then that she made a conscious effort to became a songwriter; writing enough bad songs until she could write a good song, and as many good songs as it took to write a great song.
Julie committed to support herself solely through music. She taught at the famous Old Town School of Folk Music, sold original CDs, and lent her voice and music to major ad campaigns. She was invited twice to be showcased at the Songwriters Hall of Fame and was earned an honorable mention in John Lennon's Songwriting Contest. In 2002, she released her critically acclaimed album, "The Wave", which topped charts on AAA radio stations all over the country.
In 2009, EMI Music Publishing's President Jon Platt discovered Frost when he opened an e-mail she had sent containing links to some of the songs she had written, produced and performed independently. She was signed to a publishing contract and immediately started writing and creating with prominent artists in the industry. Julie has co-written songs for Beyonce, the Black Eyed Peas, Pitbull, and a variety of European artists. One of her most successful songs to date is "Satellite," which she co-wrote with Danish songwriter John Gordon. Sung by Lena Meyer-Landrut, the song hit number one on the charts in Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland, topping Billboard's European Hot 100. The notoriety Julie received for the hit song gave her the opportunity to appear as a mentor to the contestants on an Austrian TV show called "Tomorrow's Heroes," a show similar to "The X Factor" and viewed by millions.
For Julie, songwriting is about mastering the craft and establishing and strengthening her relationship to divine inspiration. She loves the feeling of creating something from nothing; collaborating with great writers and producers who make her a better writer; and hearing the songs she writes go out into the world.
Julie currently resides in Southern California and loves helping others through social service efforts when she's not writing songs. Learning about people and understanding each individual has the key to happiness no matter what their circumstance, helps her find beauty and love in the most unlikely places. Julie is on the leadership committee of "Childless Mother's Adopt (CMomA)...Embracing Children In Need", a newly established charity supporting the adoption of children in dire situations all over the world with women who long to be mothers. She also enjoys the ocean, but her love and life is music.