Every industry has its own language. Think about what it’s 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 need to know about things like “shorts,” “yield curves,” and my favourite, EBITDA: earnings before interest taxes, depreciation, and amortization.
Or maybe you’re a coder. Think of all the jargon you use when working on a project. I’m told that these are real terms used in that universe.
- Rubberducking: A discussion held with other engineers to solve a problem.
- Jimmy: A new and clueless member of the team
- Hydra: A bug that can’t be fixed because every time you try something two or more new bugs pop up.
Jargon is also rife throughout the music industry and if you’re not familiar with these terms that are thrown about, you might feel excluded, out of the loop, or a little dumb.
I think this is wrong. And you shouldn’t be afraid to ask what some of these terms me. This brings us to part two of our music industry glossary. (Part one can be found here.)
Songs heard on this program:
- Wilco, I Love My Label
- U2, Vertigo
- Coldplay, Viva La Via
- Queens of the Stone Age, The Way You Used to Do
- Red Hot Chili Peppers, Higher Ground
- Tool, Prison Sex
- The Verve, Bittersweet Symphony
Here’s Eric Wilhite’s playlist.
Eric Wilhite has a playlist for us.
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- The Zone/Victoria
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