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30 Nov

Billboard Names Island’s Sharon Timure One of The Most Powerful Executives in the Industry

Leading up to their annual Women in Music event, Billboard has been highlighting women who are changing the game in the music industry. One of the amazing women on the list of most powerful executives in the industry is our very own VP of Marketing Sharon Timure! Read an excerpt from the feature below, and see the full list of talented ladies here. Congrats, Sharon!

A onetime Island Def Jam intern from Parma, Ohio, Timure has spent over a decade at Island working with Fall Out Boy and American Authors. But she has a particular devotion to Shawn Mendes, whose career she has been championing since his first EP with the label in 2014. Her campaign for his latest single, “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back,” helped launch it to the top of Billboard’s Adult Contemporary chart, making Mendes the first artist in the list’s history to earn three No. 1 songs before the age of 20. Timure is looking for the next up-and-comer, and believes she has found it in Norwegian pop singer Sigrid, who just released her debut EP with Island. “She’s poised to break out next year,” promises Timure.” – Billboard