is an artist crusader and award-winning
Named one of the “Top
Music Business Journalists” in the country by the National Association
of Record Industry Professionals, Bernard is also an instructor for the
Music Business Program at the Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, CA.
For many artists he’s been the connection
between the streets and the suites. In fact, he’s been instrumental in
almost thirty signings to record labels, publishing companies and
management firms over the last ten years.
As a journalist, Bernard is credited with over
1200 published articles in a variety of publications, as well as general
entertainment websites. Currently, he’s the Review Editor, A&R Reporter
and Features Writer for Music Connection Magazine.
With over twenty years in entertainment and
music, Bernard has worked with superstars and emerging artists as a
director of marketing and promotions, director of business affairs, PR
consultant, media liaison and A&R executive.
He consults and works with record labels,
entertainment firms (music, TV, Internet), independent artists, and guitar
At Warner Bros. Entertainment, he handled marketing and
copywriting for all WB products, including music, television programs,
animation and films.
Bernard has also appeared in half a dozen
documentaries, and several VH1, MTV and CNN specials.
He is a frequent participant in Music
Conferences and Workshops across the United States; and is an instructor
for the Music Business Program at the Musician’s Institute in Hollywood
Bernard’s Clients Have Sold
Over 50,000,000 Records
Roses, System of a Down, Butterfly Boucher, Matchbox 20, Nickelback, Rob
Zombie, Sammy Hagar, Peter Frampton, Godsmack, John Michael Talbot, P
Diddy, Lil Kim, Dishwalla, Glen Phillips, Chris Stills;
Interscope Records, A&M/Geffen, RCA, Spellbound Records (Spelling
Ent.), Immergent Records, Warner Bros Ent., Gotham Records;
MTV, VH1, E!, Tonos (David Foster, Carole Bayer Sager, BabyFace, Clive
Davis, Ron Fair), and many more…
MUSIC CONNECTION WRITER BERNARD
BY INDUSTRY PROS
In an Internet poll for "Best in the Biz"
(conducted by the National Association of Record Industry Professionals) Music Connection’s
Bernard Baur came in second (after Wired's
editor, Chris Anderson) as Top Music Business Journalist of 2007.
over 10 years Baur has been a regular contributor/columnist and feature
writer for MC. He also produces MC’s “Best Kept Secrets” a
showcase for unsigned artists.