The Ongoing History of New Music, episode 854: The music industry glossary, part 2

Think about what it must be like to be a doctor and all the terms and phrases you must learn if you’re going to communicate with your patients and other medical professionals. What’s the difference between an otolaryngologist and a nephrologist? Iatrogenic and idiopathic? Hypotension and hypertension?

Same thing if you’re working in the world of finance. You know to know about things like shorts, yield curves, and EBITDA.

Or maybe you’re a coder. That’s a profession that’s not only loaded with technical jargon but all kinds of slang. For example, if you do this for a living, you could probably translate this sentence: ” I spent all day rubberducking with a jimmy on a hydra that just wouldn’t go away.”

You see what I mean, right?

This concept applies to the music industry, too. If you find yourself drawn into a discussion with some industry pros, you might end up feeling excluded, out of the loop, and maybe a little dumb.

I’ll say it again: That’s wrong. And you shouldn’t be afraid to ask what some of these terms mean–which brings us to part two of our music industry glossary.

Songs heard on this episode:

Wilco, I Love My Label

U2, Vertigo

Coldplay, Viva La Vida

Queens of the Stone Age, The Way You Used to Do

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Higher Ground

Tool, Prison Sex

The Verve, Bittersweet Symphony

Eric Wilhite, the official playlist-maker for this program, came up with this.

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