Darryl Hurs

Owner / Partnerships / Programmer, Indie Week Canada

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April 20, 2021
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

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April 20, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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  • Rynda Laurel (Speaker) Founder, VRYeveryday Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • X. Ari (Speaker) Artist, Writer, Mental Health Advocate from Toronto now in LA , X. ARI (Daniella Watters)
  • Jason Wrobel (Speaker) Founder, Wrobeliving LLC
  • Darryl Hurs (Speaker) Owner / Partnerships / Programmer, Indie Week Canada

Description

Join outspoken advocates for mental health, Rynda Laurel, Jason Wrobel and X. ARI as they discuss daily habits that can help improve your wellbeing. No strangers to the up and down roller coaster of the music business and artist creation, these speakers have learned to not only survive, but to thrive - and now they want to share their experience, strength and hope with you.

April 20, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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  • Rob Wells (Speaker) Music Producer/Songwriter, Sony Music Publishing/The Fourth Floor/Imagine This Inc.
  • Linda Moroziuk (Speaker) Professor, Songwriter, Seneca
  • Andrea England (she/her) (Speaker) Songwriter, Lyrics Professor, Business Analyst, Four Chords & the Truth Founder/Host/Curator, Seneca College, Four Chords & the Truth, CMRRA
  • Darryl Hurs (Speaker) Owner / Partnerships / Programmer, Indie Week Canada
April 20, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Description

In this session, we introduce you to what royalties CMRRA collects, how you can join, and what’s new, including their new International Collections services.

April 20, 2021
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Description

** NOTE There will be a networking session immediately after this session

BPE#10 is the first featuring all women execs, and is at 4 pm ET on April 20th, an hour of introductions and very active chats, with 30+ music community speakers who can assist and bring knowledge in many ways towards INDIE 101 delegates' goals.

From about 5 pm ET, there's an hour of breakout room networking with a contact sheet of all execs distributed for follow-up beyond the conference, which is always key to lasting business relationships and networking.

April 21, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Speakers

  • Jim Norris (Speaker) President, Canadian Musician
  • Darryl Hurs (Speaker) Owner / Partnerships / Programmer, Indie Week Canada
Sponsored By:
Canadian Musician

Description

Whether you’re an artist or industry pro, you’ll find this session essential to your success. To get from where you are now to where you want to be in the future, you need a well-developed career plan. Canadian Musician publisher and NWC president Jim Norris will teach you how to set and achieve goals, keep yourself motivated, and constructively deal with setbacks and disappointment.

April 21, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Speakers

  • Ritnika Nayan (Speaker) Director of Market Development, India, CD Baby
  • Darryl Hurs (Speaker) Owner / Partnerships / Programmer, Indie Week Canada
  • Bryan Mooney (Speaker) Director, A&R, DashGo
Sponsored By:
CD Baby

Description

The constant evolution of distribution has caused an ongoing discussion in the music industry, and is an integral part of promoting your music. The common questions plaguing artists today include; What is distribution and how does one get ready for distribution? Should one choose to go with a label or directly with a digital distributor? and so on. During this conversation presented by Ritnika Nayan (CD Baby, MGMH) you will be offered important advice on preparing for distribution, understanding the pros and cons of label deals, and what to expect during the process.

April 21, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Sponsored By:
SOCAN Foundation

Description

The music business is a hard road with many twists and turns in it. Hear from those that are leading with meaning and integrity. These are leaders in projects that are making meaningful impact in their community and in the music business!

April 21, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Speakers

  • Taynaah Reis (Speaker) CEO, All Be Tuned
  • Darryl Hurs (Speaker) Owner / Partnerships / Programmer, Indie Week Canada
  • Charlie Wall-Andrews (Speaker) Executive Director, and Trudeau Scholar, SOCAN Foundation
  • David Hazan (Speaker)
  • Rick Heffernan (Speaker) business development and artist/label relations, Utopia Genesis Foundation
  • Mike Renaud (Speaker) Executive Creative Director, Hidden Pony Records and Management

Description

NFT'S! 2021's hot buzz word and online activity as millions are being made, yet to many, NFT's are still a mystery. What are they? How can you get involved? Are they here to stay? 
Will they become a regular part of the online music ecosystem, therefore making them a key component to every artists career. Tune in to learn more. 

April 21, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Speakers

  • Rick Barker (Speaker) Creator, Music Industry Blueprint
  • Darryl Spring (Speaker) Owner / Host, Spring Pod / Darryl Talks TO Bands
  • Darryl Hurs (Speaker) Owner / Partnerships / Programmer, Indie Week Canada

Description

Rick Barker had 0 artist management experience when he was hired to manage a then-unknown, teenage Taylor Swift in the mid 2000s.

But as a West Coast promo exec at Swift’s label Big Machine, Barker knew how to take an artist and their music from nowhere to everywhere with the right grassroots approach. “If you want to sell 500,000 records, you have to meet 500,000 people,” he famously told her at the start of their journey together.

Barker has since gone on to found The Music Industry Blueprint, an online training program and podcast series that has impacted thousands of artists in over 30 countries across 20+ genres of music. Rick will share candid insights from his career, his life in personal recovery and the actions you can take to embrace the new paradigm of music marketing.  

 

April 21, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Speakers

  • Tina Wroblewski (Speaker) Outreach Consultant, Small World Music/Global Toronto
  • Alan Greyeyes (Speaker) Manager / Festival Director, Ogichidaa Arts / Aboriginal Music Manitoba
  • Vera Wrana (Speaker) Co-Director & Institutional Relations, BIME PRO
  • Chaka Grier (Speaker)
  • Darryl Hurs (Speaker) Owner / Partnerships / Programmer, Indie Week Canada
Sponsored By:
Global Toronto

Description

Professionals from all sides of the stage share tips, advice, and experience to help artists ensure they make the most out of any showcase opportunities. From application submission tips to what makes an impactful showcase and advice on how to prep for and network at online and IRL events, the discussion aims to look holistically at conferencing in the 21st Century. The panel is rooted in the theme of showcase/conference Global Toronto 2021 – Now What: Making Space, Enacting Change – Held online June 14-18, GT21 aims to build a sustainable, equitable, and accessible music sector with equity-seeking groups at the forefront.

April 21, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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  • Darryl Hurs (Speaker) Owner / Partnerships / Programmer, Indie Week Canada

Description

Join us for scheduled meetups with speakers, companies and organizations participating in indie101! 

Meet and connect, ask questions and more in the ‘COMMUNITY’ section of Whova.

https://whova.com/portal/webapp/indie_202104/CommunityBoard/topic/650449

April 22, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Speakers

  • Martin Atkins (Speaker) Music Industry Coordinator, Millikin University
  • Darryl Hurs (Speaker) Owner / Partnerships / Programmer, Indie Week Canada

Description

This is the story of a journey - Art and Entrepreneurship in a Time of Crisis is the story of a punk rock DIY pioneer (the author of Tour:Smart) and his reaction to the onset of the crisis, the lockdown and his efforts along with his team to make some kind of positive difference for others and the unexpected momentum and then fire that these actions created. From the printing of a simple coffee bag then culminating into a live stream concert in conjunction with over 50 venues and the new ticketing platform Noonchorus directly generating money to venues, make a difference with a forced multiplier approach that especially helps venues that are already helping themselves, and show some hope without waiting for permission or help from an outside entity.
 

April 22, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Speakers

  • Jason Maek (Speaker) Owners, Shuffle Presents
  • Zaena World (Speaker) Owners, Shuffle Presents
  • Eric Alper (Speaker) Eric Alper Public Relations
  • Darryl Hurs (Speaker) Owner / Partnerships / Programmer, Indie Week Canada

Description

Social media has become an instrumental building block in todays' artist's career. Building followers and engagement is the mystery component that each artist strives to achieve but many struggle on their own and often not finding the results they are hoping for. Hear about how to build audience and engagement as well as what it means to be an influencer and how an influencer can help build your socials. 
 

April 22, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Speakers

  • Tim Westergren (Speaker) Co-Founder, Sessions
  • Mike Raine (Speaker) Editor-in-Chief, Canadian Musician
  • Darryl Hurs (Speaker) Owner / Partnerships / Programmer, Indie Week Canada
Sponsored By:
Canadian Musician

Description

One of the most pioneering executives for digital music discovery, Tim Westergren has been a champion for independent musicians since he co-founded Pandora more than 20 years ago and spent years as its CEO. His latest venture, Sessions, is a live-streaming platform that launched a year ago this month that has helped emerging musicians participate in the digital touring economy during the COVID-19 crisis. In this exclusive keynote, Tim will share lessons learned from a year’s worth of quarantine concerts, plans for Sessions’ recently announced $75 million marketing fund for independent artists and what live events might look like after lockdown.

April 22, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Speakers

  • Jeffrey Crossman (Speaker) Cultural Trade Commissioner, Global Affairs Canada
  • Darryl Hurs (Speaker) Owner / Partnerships / Programmer, Indie Week Canada
Sponsored By:
Global Affairs Canada

Description

Part of Global Affairs Canada, the Trade Commissioner Service helps to export, invest, or attract investment from global partners for Canadian businesses and companies. In this session, you will learn who the TCS takes on as clients, what services they provide, what programs do they offer, and what the difference is between a cultural trade commissioner and a cultural promotions officer.

April 22, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Speakers

  • Vel Omazic (Speaker) Co-Founder & Executive Director, Canada's Music Incubator
  • Allison Shaw (Speaker) CEO, Manic Monkee
  • Darryl Hurs (Speaker) Owner / Partnerships / Programmer, Indie Week Canada

Description

In business, the term scalability is used when describing taking a company to a higher level and being able to still operate with success. An artist's career often starts with themselves doing everything. To be able to take things to the next level you need a team. Hear about how to know when you are ready to add someone to your team and how to find the right team member that can help you on your career path.

April 22, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Speakers

  • Jorge Miguel (Speaker) Seneca College, Professor
  • Darryl Hurs (Speaker) Owner / Partnerships / Programmer, Indie Week Canada
Sponsored By:
Seneca

Description

Applying for a grant can be a confusing and stressful process for an artist/business. Especially while still trying to run your career. Grant writers are a rare breed that can help demystify the grant application while taking a lot of the work on allowing you to focus on your career while they focus on raising funds.  They help with the special nuances that help raise the chances for being successful in being awarded a grant or fund.

April 23, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Description

A key component to getting the right deal is having someone to digest and interpret the "legalise" of an official agreement or contract. Often you hear about deals going wrong and both parties separating, often with one party coming up short. Hear about the items to watch for and learn tips about how to navigate through the agreement/contract process.

April 23, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Sponsored By:
Gold Music Consultants

Description

This is a "one not to miss" session during indie101. Participants are part of organizations that offer financial support to the arts sector. Hear about programs that are available for funding and possibly a few tips on what to do and what not to do when applying for funding.

April 23, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Speakers

  • Dave Cool (Speaker) VP, Business Development, Bandzoogle
  • Darryl Hurs (Speaker) Owner / Partnerships / Programmer, Indie Week Canada
Sponsored By:
Bandzoogle

Description

Whether it’s selling music directly to your fans, or through online stores like Bandcamp, Apple Music, or Amazon, there are lots of options available to sell your music online. But getting your music up for sale is the easy part. The key is to create a strategy to engage your fans, and use a mix of services to sell your music and maximize your revenues. Join Dave Cool from Bandzoogle to find out how to develop a strategy for selling your music online, where you’ll learn:

● The best places to sell your music online

● Where and when you should make your music available for sale

● Which tools to use during each phase of your music release

● Where streaming fits into monetizing your music online

● Ideas and strategies to drive more sales of your music

 

Lots of additional resources will be shared throughout the workshop, plus there will be several Q&A breaks to ask any questions you have.

April 23, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Speakers

  • Oscar Furtado (Speaker) Owner / Promotions Manager, Tandemtracks Promotions
  • Josie Dye (Speaker) Morning Show Host, Indie 88
  • Adam Lewis (Speaker) CEO, Planetary
  • Rian Malloch (Speaker) Co-founder / Owner, Digital Artist Services / Skware Eyes Collaborative
  • Darryl Hurs (Speaker) Owner / Partnerships / Programmer, Indie Week Canada
  • Beth Cavanagh (Speaker) Owner / Publicist / Manager, What's The Story?
  • Doug Elliott (Speaker) Rock 94.9

Description

Streaming and online activities have soared especially during COVID. Artists and managers are constantly pursuing getting placed on a playlist on a streaming platform and gaining followers on social. Which brings the question, "IS RADIO STILL VALID?".  The answer is YES! Hear from our diverse group speakers on why radio is still a very important part of an artists career. You will hear from people on the radio as well as people who are pitching to radio.

April 23, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Sponsored By:
LyricFind

Description

Lyrics are key for all non-instrumental music, from songwriting, performing to listening, remembering and being moved; communicating. Writers, artists, labels, music publishers, LyricFind and digital platforms all help increase the value and reach of music to global fans; increasing engagement, revenue and catalog value. Hear the business story of song lyrics telling the stories now and into the future, from songwriters and music professionals.  

April 23, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Speakers

  • Eric Alper (Speaker) Eric Alper Public Relations
  • Darryl Hurs (Speaker) Owner / Partnerships / Programmer, Indie Week Canada
April 24, 2021
11:50 am - 12:00 pm

Speaker

  • Darryl Hurs (Speaker) Owner / Partnerships / Programmer, Indie Week Canada

Description

Jump onto our breakout info session to know what to do before participating in our Songwriting, Production and Tech Rooms!

April 24, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Description

The hosts of the rooms will share songwriting tips, stories and more - possibly even play a few songs / parts. The hosts have been involved with award winning and nominated albums and songs, toured extensively and have a lot of history on approaching songwriting.

Julian Taylor - Of West Indian and Mohawk descent, Taylor first made his name as frontman of Staggered Crossing, a Canadian rock radio staple in the early 2000s. His songs have been placed in shows like Kim’s Convenience, Haven, Private Eyes and Elementary. He’s been invited to perform at two Olympic Games. Toronto poet Robert Priest describes Taylor and his work as “the kind of artist forever in the zone, the voice limitless, the songs full of feeling.”
 
Ken Tizzard - Very few Canadian musicians have had as fascinatingly diverse a career as Ken Tizzard. In over two decades as a professional musician, he been the bassist in top Canadian rock bands The Watchmen and Thornley (he is featured on 6 gold & platinum records, received numerous Juno nominations and MuchMusic Awards, and licensed songs to such TV shows as CSI and Fashion Television).

Ken has toured internationally, appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and played such major venues as The Air Canada Centre. When he puts on his cowboy hat, Tizzard can be spotted performing his original material, solo or with a band, for a loyal and growing audience in pubs, clubs and concert halls across Canada.

April 24, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Description

We have a great group of producers sharing their studio magic and tips.

Chris Birkett is a multi-talented, award winning producer, singer/songwriter, composer and sound engineer. His music collaborations with A-list international artists like Sinead O’Connor, Alison Moyet, Dexys Midnight Runners, Talking Heads, The Pogues, Bob Geldof, Quincy Jones, Mel Brooks and Steve Earle have sold over 100 million records and earned four Canadian Junos, a Grammy, a Polaris Music Prize and three international AMPEX Golden Reel Awards for excellence in the music business.
 
Brian Moncarz has recently worked with Alice Cooper on his latest release along with Our Lady Peace, The Tea Party, The Trews, Bleeker, Circa Survive, Ian Moore, James Barker Band and Philip Sayce, Brian has also worked with Bob Ezrin and David Bottrill. Whether it's rock, country or pop, Brian has the ability to connect with his clients and bring out the best in their sound.
 
Ian Bodzasi - Some of Ian's credits include Katy Perry, Nelly Furtado, José Feliciano, Flower

Travelling Band, Sum 41, Sam Roberts, Ronnie Hawkins, D12, Randy Bachman & Burton Cummings, Jacob Banks, The Tea Party, Platinum Blonde, author Robert Munsch, Hey Rosetta!, and the documentary film Festival Express, which included live performances by Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead and The Band. Ian's work has been included on other feature film soundtracks including Shark Tale, Spiderman, and Wes Craven's The Hills Have Eyes. He also recorded the soundtrack for The Warriors (Rockstar Games' video game adaptation of the 1979 cult film) which has sold over 1 million copies. an has worked with many of the industry’s leading record producers including Bob Rock, Eddie Kramer, David Bottrill, Dave Ogilvie, Richard Chycki, and George Massenburg. 

April 24, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Speakers

April 24, 2021
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Speaker

  • Darryl Hurs (Speaker) Owner / Partnerships / Programmer, Indie Week Canada

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