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 conference, Indie Week Canada. Darryl currently is the director of market development in Canada for CD Baby. During COVID he has begun holding multiple online conferences and events including SCREEN x SCREEN music and tech conference (FEB 2021) and indie101 (APR 2021). 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. 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.