Interview: David Hunt

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We interviewed former record label executive David Hunt about his 25 years in the Australian music industry.

David’s taste for the industry began by working for and setting up record stores in Adelaide, and during the early 80s, he was hired by major label EMI, working in publicity and promotions.

David worked on breaking acts through radio, print and television’s most influential programs Hey Hey It’s Saturday and Countdown. Artists he looked after included Crowded House, Grace Jones, David Bowie, Queen, Peudo Echo, Duran Duran and Pet Shop Boys.

He then moved to Virgin Records, working with international acts such as Belinda Carlisle, Juian Lennon, Simple Minds, Bryan Ferry and Paula Abdul (helping break her #1 smash hit “Opposites Attract”).

He later moved to Sydney to work in the head office of BMG. He has also worked with none other than Kym Wilde, John Farnham and Whitney Houston. Although never working for Kylie Minogue (she was signed to Mushroom in Australia), he has a very cool experience with her that he shares in the interview.

Before joining JOY 94.9 as head of sponsorships, he worked as a publicity agent for independent acts. He currently teaches at JMC Academy in the Diploma of Entertainment – Business Management.

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