Marti Sharron was honored as a Stamps Distinguished Visitor during the 2004-2005 season at the University of Miami Frost School of Music for her ability to combine gorgeous melodies with a willingness to open her soul lyrically. A ’72 graduate of the University of Miami, Sharron studied mass communications while teaching herself to play the piano.
Sharron was one of the first songwriter/record producers formally signed to DreamWorks Music. Collectively, her songs have sold over 100 million copies of records worldwide and have earned her numerous awards, including a Grammy for the 1983 smash hit, Jump for My Love, performed by the Pointer Sisters, and ASCAP’s prestigious “Most Performed Song Award” of 1983. Sharron also had the distinction in 1997-1998 of having both the #1 and #2 albums in the nation concurrently with the dual release of Celine Dion’s #1 smash “Titanic” and “Let’s Talk About Love” selling over 40 million albums worldwide, and Barbra Streisand’s “Higher Ground” occupying the #2 position.
Sharron’s songs have also appeared in numerous major motion pictures including: “Fly Away” for Jennifer Lopez’s feature Angel Eyes, “Shake up the Party” for Touchstone Picture’s Double Take , “It’s Saturday Night” for Touchstone’s Motion Picture 10 Things I Hate About You, “Jump” for Paramount Picture’s Children of a Lesser God and “If I Could” for the motion picture A Dog From Flanders, among others.
Today, she is the head of her own two successful recording companies, Spinning Platinum Music and Martypants Music, and has produced the work of such legendary artists as Natalie Cole, Anita Baker, the Pointer Sisters, the Commodores, and Thelma Houston, just to name a few.