DARRYL HURS

Connecting Global Perspectives

Photo: Darryl Hurs, 2021.

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Darryl Hurs (CD Baby / Indie Week) has a 25+ year history in the music business including launching and running one of Canada’s largest emerging artist showcase festivals and conferences, Indie Week Canada. During COVID he has begun holding multiple online conferences and events including SCREEN x SCREEN music and tech conference. Darryl has also negotiated numerous sponsorship and partnership agreements including those with Jack Daniels, CD Baby, SLAIGHT MUSIC, and more. Past positions include graphic design/branding for Live Nation as a freelancer. Work included corporate rebranding, event marketing assets, work for known 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.


Darryl also has been popular on the conference circuit speaking at SIM São Paulo, Focus Wales, COMA Fest Brasilia, MU:CON Korea, FLUVIAL Chile, Pulsar Chile, BIME Argentina, MAMA France. 


Darryl has been an instructor for 20+ years and currently teaches at the Harris institute of technology and is currently participating in Ryerson University's new music mentorship program.