Prior to joining Huka Entertainment as CEO, Evan Harrison led the creation of the multi-platform iHeartRadio as the companies Digital President. Under his leadership, AOL became the #1 online music destination with innovative programming such ‘AOL Sessions’ and the Award-winning ‘First Listen’ program where hundreds of artists chose to debut their music before radio & tv.
A versatile music industry veteran, Evan is now CEO of Huka Entertainment, an independent creator & producer of large scale destination-location music festivals such as Pemberton Music Fest in British Columbia, and Tortuga Music Fest on the beach in Ft. Lauderdale. The company has recently expanded its touring division to hundreds of shows annually across North America.
Evan has been recognized in Advertising Age's "Entertainment A-List," Details’ “50 Most Powerful Men under 38,” and New York Observer’s "Power Punk" list. He has also been been profiled in Billboard, Businessweek, Crains, The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times, Reuters, USA Today, Variety and The Wall Street Journal.
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