Darryl Spring

Owner / Host, Spring Pod / Darryl Talks TO Bands

With 2 decades of radio experience which included time at 102.1 the edge, Y108 and K-Rock 105.7 in Kingston. Darryl's experience is predominantly on-air, music and programming. His true passion in radio was doing artist interviews and supporting independent artists, which was the driving force behind launching Darryl Talks TO Bands. After a year of doing the podcast and incorporating video podcasts with each episode, Darryl launched a production and consultation company called Spring Pod.

Darryl is speaking at

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


  • 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


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.  


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