Interview with Darryl Hurs of Indie Week & CD Baby
Darryl Hurs has a 25+ year history in the music business including launching and running one of Canada’s largest indie music festivals and conference, Indie Week. Recently hired as the director of market development for CD Baby in Canada. Past positions include design and branding/marketing for Live Nation as a freelancer (projects included a corporate rebrand and logo design, launching VIPNATION.com, work for U2, Nickelback, Madonna, Beyonce, Jay-Z and Dave Matthews) retail buyer at HMV, and booker for one of Toronto’s top live music venues (The Rivoli). Indie Week Online will be taking place from Nov 8-12 and will feature 5 days, 100+ speakers, 50+ sessions covering artist development, sync licensing, live streaming songwriting, production, royalties, publishing and more. If you work in the music industry, you definitely won’t want to miss it! Tickets are available at https://www.indieweek.com/
Interview with Darryl Hurs
1.Indie Week is just around the corner! Can you tell us about the inception of Indie Week and who it was created for?
If you haven’t already, click the link below for tickets to this year’s Indie Week, hope to see you there!
Here’s are a list of some of the amazing speakers lined up for this year’s event!
Todd Kerns (SLASH / Age of Electric) • Jane Siberry (songwriter / artist) • Simon Tam ( author/artist )
Karen Kosowski (Producer/Songwriter/Musician) • Martin Atkins (Invisible Records)
Darryl Hurs (Indie Week / Downtown Global) • Robert Singerman (LyricFind) • Andrew Cash (CIMA) • Andrea England (CMRRA) • Jeffrey Crossman (Global Affairs Canada) • Aerin Fogel (Venus Fest)
Rachel Rubin (Bandsintown) • Sat Bisla (A&R Worldwide) • Sandra Sutter (Artist) • Jaclyn Tam (City of Toronto) • Darcy Ataman (Make Music Matter) • Boyan Pinter (SPIKE Bulgaria) • Kevin Breuner (CD Baby) • Chris Robley (CD Baby) • Karen Allen (Twitch for Musicians) • Peter Astedt (Future Echoes)
Andre Noblat (COMA Fest) • Micaela Neiva (COMA Fest) • Pepe Velasquez (Veltrac Music Festival)
Cory Crossman (London Music Office) • Marni Wandner (Sona) • Cori Ferguson (Awesome Music Project) • John Switzer (Seneca College) • Murray Foster (Toronto Songwriting School)