Find the meanings for music and music related terms and concepts in this broad-ranging music industry reference. As a result, this glossary covers a large diversity of Music related terminology. You will find terms for the Music Business, Music Technology, Music Theory, alongside Music Law, Acoustics, and Electronics. The Songstuff Glossary is a dynamic and ever-growing collection. Everything from Absorption to Zero Level.
Getting started in the music industry, or even getting involved in a new area of the music industry can be frustrating and confusing. If you want to take advantage of any opportunity that comes your way an understanding of potential benefits and pitfalls, will help you to be taken seriously by those you meet. At least within a music business context. Being able to respond in an appropriate way (without signalling “I know very little, please take advantage of my lack of knowledge”) is essential. That starts with understanding concepts and speaking the same language.
In other words, it is critical that you both know and understand key music industry words, phrases and concepts.
You cannot afford to miss the implications of a phrase. It isn’t wise to rely entirely upon the knowledge and understanding of others to highlight when terms are unfavorable to you, or when you could get more from a negotiation than you have.
To survive is not enough. You need to thrive in the music industry. To achieve that starts with understanding what people are talking about when they use common music industry terms, and being able to take part in the conversation.
Music Industry Buzzwords
Our music industry glossary is a great introduction to music industry terms and terminology. It is also a highly useful and growing reference companion. One that you can keep using as your music career grows and expands to take in new areas. In no time you will be dropping key music industry buzz words into the conversations and using them correctly!
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Glossary items are listed in alphabetical order. Please use the navigation block below to browse the glossary items.