A music-based app that utilizes principles of music therapy and neuroscience to reduce stress, regulate emotions and boost productivity, performance - and even sleep
|Headquarters||New York, NY|
Tech, Health & Wellness
|Press Contact||Jamie Pabst|
Spiritune is a digital wellness app that utilizes a music-based approach to mental health. Its evidence-based approach is informed by principles of music therapy and neuroscience to help users reduce stress, regulate emotions and improve productivity and performance. In a busy, stressed out world, Spiritune offers a differentiated approach which allows users to feel and perform better without requiring extra time or energy out of their day given the passive nature of audio. Built by leading neuroscientists and music therapists from Stanford and NYU, under the direction of Founder and CEO, Jamie Pabst, Spiritune launched in March 2020 (at the beginning peak of the pandemic) as a clinically informed, evidence based music app that helps individual users and enterprises alike feel and perform better utilizing the scientific power of audio. Since launching, Spiritune has sold into enterprises as a remote workplace wellness tool, has partnered with significant military and healthcare organizations, and has helped thousands of individuals manage their emotional health throughout this stressful pandemic with an average 92% effectiveness rate. Spiritune's proprietary, science-backed music is adapted to shift a user's emotional state and optimized around a user's goal (such as work focus, winding down and sleep). In a world where music has traditionally been used as entertainment, Spiritune is reimagining music for health outcomes as they move music into a world where music can be used as medicine, working with healthcare organizations, insurance providers and clinicians.
Spiritune's science driven, music-based approach to mental health stems from its female-founder's (Jamie Pabst) personal story beginning in the womb (seriously), when her mother became deaf when she was pregnant with Jamie. Her mother’s sudden hearing loss gave her a deep appreciation and awareness of our ability to hear and its importance to our health and quality of life. Jamie's enthusiasm around sound and health grew even stronger as her sister pursued a degree in music therapy and learned how music can be used to treat neurological disorders. Jamie rediscovered the therapeutic benefits of music during a stressful period in her NYC finance career, as she struggled to manage stress and anxiety with inadequate solutions that didn’t squeeze into her hectic work lifestyle (no time for working out, a therapist was costly and seemed unnecessary, meditation was frustrating, and anxiety medication seemed like a bad route). But Jamie found music to be an accessible, friendly and enjoyable tool that could immediately impact her emotional state and relieve her feelings of stress as they surfaced throughout her day. The music she was finding was imperfect in reliably helping her reach her desired outcomes, so she began DJing on the side to experiment with sounds she could adapt to create therapeutic sound experiences for herself and others. She found she was not alone in appreciating the therapeutic and emotional effects of music and began collaborating with neuroscientists and music therapists to create science-driven music for mental health -- and that’s when she realized there was a big opportunity to help a global stressed-out population through a modern approach to mental health and music -- and that’s when she launched Spiritune. It’s this personal story that guides Spiritune's mission to reimagine music that works harder for health. At Spiritune's launch in March 2020, Spiritune opened up its platform to frontline caregivers, medical staff and anyone in need during the pandemic in order to open up access to those in need of mental health care the most.
Dr. Daniel BowlingSpiritune Neuroscientist
Dr. Concetta TomainoSpiritune Science Advisor
Jamie PabstFounder & CEO
How digital health innovations like Spiritune can make an impact, particularly during COVID
Spiritune starts a new partnership to give military families complimentary access to the Spiritune app, which was created to help manage emotional health.
Compelling reasons why music should be incorporated into your daily wellness routine
New research shows how emotions evoked by music are actualized in the brain, offering new opportunities for people to use music in nuanced ways.
Chances are you check your smartphone first thing in the morning and last thing at night. That mindless flick through your social media apps has become a habit that’s hard to break. We now spend six hours 26 minutes a day on the internet, according to a Digital 2021 report by We Are Social and Hootsuite.