CONVICT JULIE is an Alternative R&B artist from Atlanta, Georgia. Realizing at age six that music brought her an understanding of life and a resourceful coping mechanism, she taught herself how to play multiple instruments, later learning how to produce at the age of sixteen. Originally, she wanted to be a ghost-writer, but her mentor encouraged her to be an artist after hearing her music and singing style, which is most notably compared to The Weeknd and Alicia Keys. Since releasing her first single "Devil's Playground" in February 2019, she has released two EP's and four singles. Since the Black Lives Matter movement has revamped in 2020, she has been using her music and platform to raise awareness, funds, and lead protests against racism and police brutality in her college town of Athens, GA.
SIMS HOUSE OF SOUND LLC
S.H.O.S. (Sims House of Sound LLC), is Convict Julie's publishing and record label that has allowed her to remain independent. Black women are underrepresented in the music industry from engineers to artists alike. Sims House of Sound was founded by Convict Julie in 2014 when she was 15 years old making music in her basement music studio at her parents' house, built by Convict. In 2020, the idea came to life when S.H.O.S. became a Limited Liability Corporation. The acronym holds three different meanings aside from Sims House.The first two letters (S.H.) also mean Sister-Hood representing Convict's goal of having an all women's label, "SH" which represents overcoming the silencing of women by the male-dominated music industry, and Self Help which represents Convict's use of music as a coping mechanism for mental illness and a medium of connectivity and purpose. Sims House of Sound represents Convict Julie.