115 episodes

Be Your Own Manager is a career podcast for classical musicians from the former CEO and Artistic Director of the Vienna Concert House, Bernhard Kerres. Learn how to win your next engagement, how to build up a fan base, and how to market yourself. The podcast is an extension to the career handbook for classical musicians, Be Your Own Manager, which Bernhard co-authored with Bettina Mehne.
More about the podcast, the book, and regular courses on www.beyourownmanager.com.
Thanks for listening!

Be Your Own Manager Bernhard Kerres

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    • 4.6 • 5 Ratings

Be Your Own Manager is a career podcast for classical musicians from the former CEO and Artistic Director of the Vienna Concert House, Bernhard Kerres. Learn how to win your next engagement, how to build up a fan base, and how to market yourself. The podcast is an extension to the career handbook for classical musicians, Be Your Own Manager, which Bernhard co-authored with Bettina Mehne.
More about the podcast, the book, and regular courses on www.beyourownmanager.com.
Thanks for listening!

    Music is Political.

    Music is Political.

    With the war in Ukraine, some musicians say they do not understand politics. They use that as an excuse for not standing up for their values. In many countries, music and the arts are protected in the constitution. Does that special protection not mean one should engage even more in the greater good of our communities?

    If you want to support #musicians4musicians, you can donate generously to: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/help-musicians-ukraine.

    If you can host musicians, please register at: https://byom.host.

    Let us contribute to peace, respect, care, and love in our world.

    If you are interested in the Be Your Own Manager Courses on career management and entrepreneurship for classical musicians, you find the details here: www.beyourownmanager.com. To find out more about Bernhard Kerres, go to www.bernhardkerres.com.

    • 8 min
    01/22 Guitarist Heike Matthiesen on Female Composers

    01/22 Guitarist Heike Matthiesen on Female Composers

    Have you ever wondered why there are just so few female guitarists? You will find even fewer female composers whose works are performed. Heike Matthiesen changes both. She is a leading female guitarist who played all over the world. She is also an advocate for female composers. In that role, she is a board member of the Archiv Frau & Musik (Archive of Women in Music). Listen to a conversation with her about the female side of classical music.

    More about Heike Matthiesen: https://heikematthiesen.com

    And the Archiv Frau & Musik: https://www.archiv-frau-musik.de/

    If you are interested in the Be Your Own Manager Courses on career management and entrepreneurship for classical musicians, you find the details here: www.beyourownmanager.com. To find out more about Bernhard Kerres, go to www.bernhardkerres.com.

    • 38 min
    20/21 Money! 💰💰💰

    20/21 Money! 💰💰💰

    Negotiating fees is one of the toughest topics for any musician. Putting a number to us as person does not feel right. And then there is always someone who offers a concert for a lower fee. Bernhard Kerres introduces a different view point on fees and negotiating your contract. 

    If you are interested in the Be Your Own Manager Courses on career management and entrepreneurship for classical musicians, you find the details here: www.beyourownmanager.com. To find out more about Bernhard Kerres go to www.bernhardkerres.com.

    • 10 min
    19/21 Smile! 😊

    19/21 Smile! 😊

    With more and more live concerts happening, Bernhard Kerres is astonished about how "office like" many musicians behave at concerts. He has a simple remedy: smile!

    If you are interested in the Be Your Own Manager Courses on career management and entrepreneurship for classical musicians, you find the details here: www.beyourownmanager.com. To find out more about Bernhard Kerres go to www.bernhardkerres.com.

    • 9 min
    18/21 The Album is Dead. Long Live Streaming!

    18/21 The Album is Dead. Long Live Streaming!

    One can wine about the decline in classical music audiences or look at the facts. Especially during the COVID19 pandemic, more and more people have turned to classical music. Streaming has long overtaken album sales. It is time for any musician to re-think their recording strategies and be present on all streaming platforms. Stop thinking about albums. Think playlists and share your music!

    If you are interested in the Be Your Own Manager Courses on career management and entrepreneurship for classical musicians, you find the details here: www.beyourownmanager.com. To find out more about Bernhard Kerres go to www.bernhardkerres.com.

    • 10 min
    17/21 I am a Musician - Flutist Veronika Vitazkova

    17/21 I am a Musician - Flutist Veronika Vitazkova

    "I am a musician. I am free. I play what I want, when I want, with who I want." - Flutist Veronika Vitazkova in an interview with Bernhard Kerres. Veronika has over 50 different flutes and plays them all. She accepts the challenge to learn playing a new flute within weeks and to perform publicly with it or even record a soundtrack with it. Yes, she studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, but instead of going through the narrow - and crowded - door of orchestra auditions, she found a much more fulfilling and fascinating musical life without needing to go through that door. 

    To find out more about Veronika Vitazkova follow her on Instagram or go to her website -> www.veronika-vitazkova.com. 

    If you are interested in the Be Your Own Manager Courses on career management and entrepreneurship for classical musicians, you find the details here: www.beyourownmanager.com. To find out more about Bernhard Kerres go to www.bernhardkerres.com.

    • 24 min

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