Who We Are

Happily Contented is a media and content company focused on social justice storytelling.  We seek to align with organisations and individuals who exist to make a positive impact in the world.  Our work spans creative content strategy, writing, editing, production and original music. 


Founder Samantha Murphy

Writer, speaker and musical activist Samantha Murphy grew up on a tour bus performing in her family's band.  The Murphy's toured across the US and Canada opening for a variety of artists such as Dolly Parton and Frankie Valley.

She fell in love with technology in the 80's while working at Dun & Bradstreet and was hired away by Channel 9 where she got a taste for production before leaving to tour as a singer with Kylie Minogue. She’s been a staff songwriter for Warner Brothers Publishing in LA, a graduate of the TechStars Incubator Program in Boulder and a pioneer in podcasting since 2004.

Now based in Melbourne, Australia, Samantha most recently led content for J. Walter Thompson, working with brands like Mattel, Treasury Wine Estates and RACV.  She managed content on LinkedIn Australia's most successful campaign ever, beyond blue's Head's Up Campaign surrounding mental health in the workplace.

Samantha founded Happily Contented in 2015 with the intention of changing the world through storytelling.  

“We believe in taking the Warren Buffet approach to business, honesty at all cost.  We’re interested in creating meaningful content that impacts the world in a positive and significant way. Stories have the capacity to powerfully affect great change and the world needs that now more than ever."
Samantha with Emma Samms and David Higgins hosting the Variety Children's Charity Telethon.

Samantha with Emma Samms and David Higgins hosting the Variety Children's Charity Telethon.

Speaking at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with Lady Miss Kier of Deee-Lite and Nettwerk Records Founder Terry McBride.

Speaking at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with Lady Miss Kier of Deee-Lite and Nettwerk Records Founder Terry McBride.

Variety the Children's Charity Telethon.

Variety the Children's Charity Telethon.