Stephen Hunt

Healthcare Provider
Organization/Affiliation (no abbreviation): 
Music Health Pty Ltd
North Bondi NSW 2026
Short biography and a description of your interest(s) in music and health: 
Stephen Hunt (GAICD) is a serial entrepreneur who created his first not for profit charity, when he was 24 years old. He is currently the co-founder and COO of Music Health Inc whose mission is to empower anyone to manage their mental health with music. The team are starting with dementia and have released their first product Vera which is designed for the carers of people living with dementia.

With extensive experience leading and operating businesses in the media, technology and music industries, Steve is no stranger to a challenge having swum the English Channel and finished a full length Ironman Triathlon on the side of building an impressive corporate career. He established one of the first programmatic media businesses in APAC (TubeMogul Australia Pty Ltd) where he was instrumental in not only growing the business he represented but influencing the formation of the market itself.

Steve spent three years in the US where he helped launch the world's first Programmatic Buying Platform for Television (PTV) and was on-stage at NASDAQ as TubeMogul Inc. went public. It was later sold to Adobe for USD $540 million after which Steve returned to Sydney and landed his dream job with Universal Music Group as a Managing Director where he reimagined the business through the pillars of Media, Content and Emerging Technology while driving innovative thinking through the organisation.

It is here where Stephen and Nicc Johnson (co-founder and CEO of Music Health) first crossed paths and became friends.

“As a teenager, I watched my grandfather slowly slip away at the hands of Alzheimer’s and more recently supported my grandmother through dementia before she passed. I inherently knew how much music helped lift their moods and make them spark back to life when I visited them but never understood why until I met Nicc (co-founder of Music Health). Now that I understand the science and have seen first hand the amazing impact the right music can have on people living with dementia, I can’t think of a better use of my time and energy than seeing Vera widely deployed around the world making music as a therapy universally available to those who need it.”
Collaboration Interests: 
We're open to deploying our cloud-based music as a therapy products into research projects and are of course looking for commercial partnerships.
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