Owner/Programmer, Indie Week/Market Development CD Baby
Darryl Hurs has a 25+ year history in the music business including launching and running one of Canada’s largest emerging artist showcase festivals and conference, Indie Week Canada. Darryl currently is the director of market development in Canada for CD Baby. During COVID he began holding multiple online conferences and events including SCREEN x SCREEN music and tech conference and indie101. Darryl has also negotiated numerous sponsorship and partnership agreements including those with Jack Daniels, Jagermeister, CD Baby, SLAIGHT MUSIC and more. Past positions include graphic design/branding for Live Nation as a freelancer with work included corporate rebranding, event marketing assets, working with artists such as U2, Nickelback, Madonna, Beyonce, Jay-Z and Dave Matthews and the launching of VIPNATION.com. Darryl also has past experience as a booker for one of Toronto’s top live music venues (The Rivoli) where he has either worked with or booked shows for Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols), The Trews, Matt Mays, Matthew Good, Hozier, Young the Giant and many more.
Mondo Zoom Conversation: Mondo & CMW Co-Host Be Present Everywhere: Introductions & Connections
May 18, 2021, 9:00:00 PM
Join our global town hall as Mondo -- in partnership with Canadian Music Week and LyricFind -- introduces you to the global community of music conferences, trade missions, partners, consultants, organizers and creatives. The panel series, hosted by Robert Singerman, debuted on a Mondo zoom over a year ago at the start of the pandemic and has since brought hundreds of international colleagues and thousands of new friends together to speak at virtual conferences from NYC and Toronto to Kenya, Rio & LA, with other virtual forays to & from dozens of cities and countries spanning the globe to Be Present Everywhere (while staying home). Meet these global specialists w/o the flights, hotels, per-diems, carbon, $$ and family costs. Many thousands of new music community connections have already been made and many more will be made here, through active chats, shared contacts, new business introductions, collaborations and experiential education. It's a lot of fun for all, like a great Mondo/CMW/LyricFind conference party. Thanks much to the amazing speakers joining and all participants.
Be Present Everywhere: International Marketing & Development Connections
10/13/20, 6:00 PM
This will be a unique opportunity to virtually meet many of the main international collaborators around the globe. They are all dedicated to the music community and have developed music conferences, export and indie music offices, platforms, companies and organizations for fans, artists and related industry execs. Learn what they do, who they are and how to connect with them and their networks in order to forward your mission and to be present everywhere. Vote!