It is with profound sadness that we at Music Connection report the passing of our longtime feature writer and Business Affairs columnist, Bernard Baur. Bernard, who was also in his 12th year as a faculty member at the Musicians Institute in its Music Business Program, will be sorely missed by everyone who worked and played with him. Bernard brought decades of real-world experience in the music business (A&R, marketing, promotions, media relations) to his Music Connection writings, having toiled for myriad entertainment companies (Bill Graham Productions, Warner Bros. Entertainment) as well as with many notable music artists (Guns N' Roses, System Of A Down, No Doubt, Matchbox Twenty, Nickelback, Rob Zombie, Metallica, and others). For years, Bernard was always able to bring a relatable style to his articles, helping MC readers navigate the ever-changing music industry.
A memorial gathering is in the planning stages, and is expected to take place in early 2020.