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Episode Info: Joining us this week out of Toronto is Darryl Hurs, owner and programme director of Indie Week. Indie Week is an annual music festival held over four days/nights, featuring local & international acts performing in the heart of Toronto, Canada. Indie Week’s showcases are judged by members of the music industry, and the top scoring act receives a paid trip to headline Indie Week UK. In this interview, we talk about how you can apply for music festivals, the benefits of attending music industry conferences, and SonicBids. Highlights: - Darryl tells us about the benefits of music conferences and conventions, and what artists should do before attending - Darryl shares how he thinks many music festivals/conferences should actually be described as conventions - “It’s what happens off the stage and behind the scenes that makes what happens on the stage successful” - Darryl Hurs - We hear about the submission process for artists who are interested in showcasing at Indie Week - Darryl talks about why festivals use SonicBids for submissions, despite many artists being against it - “Many artists apply to festivals and showcases before they are ready” - Darryl Hurs - We hear about the benefits of applying to play at festivals as early as possible - Darryl tells us why festivals charge submission fees - “It’s better to attend a festival and start building your story rather than submitting to play when you’re not ready” - Darryl Hurs Guest Links: - Website: http://indieweek.com - Instagram: @darryl_hurs / @indieweek - Twitter: @darrylhurs / @indieweek - Facebook: /indieweek Sponsors: - Christine Infanger @ Thirty RosesRead more »

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