Darryl Hurs (CA)

Darryl Hurs (CA)

Downtown Music, Managing Director Indie Week, International Partnerships / Programming

Darryl Hurs has a 30+ year history in the music business including launching and running one of Canada’s largest music showcase festivals and conference, Indie Week. In the past two years due to COVID, he has founded 3 new online conferences: Music Pro Summit, indie101 and SCREENxSCREEN and has moved INDIE WEEK online, also as a virtual conference.
Darryl is the Managing Director for Downtown Music in Canada heading the Canadian operations for Fuga, Songtrust, Adrev, Found.ee, CD Baby and Downtown Music Services. Previously, Darryl was the market manager for CD Baby in Canada for 3 years.
Darryl has held many positions over his career including venue booker (The Rivoli, The B-Side, Gypsy Co-Op), talent buyer/event management (client: MLSE), artist management, tour manager, retail buyer (HMV), instructor (Harris Institute, Trebas, Humber), digital graphics and design including 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).

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