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Differentiate Yourself

In our latest Be Your Own Manager Career Podcast for Classical Musicians, our founder, Bernhard Kerres, spoke about the importance of differentiating yourself. There are many great musicians out there, but only a few who are special. We thought it worthwhile to share a few musicians with you, whom we consider as very special. Explore …

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About Videos

In our latest career podcast for classical musicians, Bernhard Kerres talks about the different kinds of videos an artist might need. Here are some examples we like. Feel free to add more in the comments! Pianist Tanja Huppert has made a wonderful introduction to her music and herself. In the video, one sees her not …

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Bleak Prospects for Opera Singers

The Bertelsmann Foundation introduced this week its study about career aspects for young singers in Germany. The motivation for the study is simple – the Bertelsmann Foundation is behind the Neue Stimmen competition for singers, one of the most prestigious competitions for voice. They have realized that even for their price winners life is tough …

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Friends are More Important for your Career Than your Originality

In our latest career podcast for classical musicians – Be Your Own Manager – Bernhard Kerres digs up a study about what was the most important factor in the careers of Pablo Picasso, Wassily Kandinsky, and other abstract painters in the period of 1910 to 1925. Surprisingly it was not their originality but their friends. …

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Why play along with their system… when we can just make our own?

There’s a growing rankle in musical circles. Across the board, dissatisfaction is being voiced with what we term the ‘traditional classical music industry’. From schools and conservatoires, to international competitions, the recording industry, and much more, musicians are finding voice to express their disappointment at an industry that has largely failed to acclimatise to an …

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