music industry wanker words

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1. "artist"

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 19 February 2013 18:20 (five years ago) Permalink

2. "breakthrough"

i guess i'd just rather listen to canned heat? (ian), Tuesday, 19 February 2013 18:30 (five years ago) Permalink

3. "project"

Gollum: "Hot, Ready and Smeagol!" (Phil D.), Tuesday, 19 February 2013 18:31 (five years ago) Permalink

feel like "artist" is useful sometimes

tochter tochter, please (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 19 February 2013 18:32 (five years ago) Permalink

like if you need a non-specific noun for musicians/singers/producers or somethink

tochter tochter, please (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 19 February 2013 18:32 (five years ago) Permalink

4. "hotly anticipated"

tochter tochter, please (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 19 February 2013 18:33 (five years ago) Permalink

5. "eclectic"

tochter tochter, please (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 19 February 2013 18:35 (five years ago) Permalink

6. "the soundtrack to your summer!"

These goons are from Galactor and who gives a s*** (snoball), Tuesday, 19 February 2013 18:42 (five years ago) Permalink

7. "Sophomore album" - no, it's their second album.

Rob M Revisited, Tuesday, 19 February 2013 18:45 (five years ago) Permalink

And in relation to the last one.

8. "Difficult second album".

Rob M Revisited, Tuesday, 19 February 2013 18:47 (five years ago) Permalink

"buzz"

lex pretend, Tuesday, 19 February 2013 18:47 (five years ago) Permalink

10. "Outstanding achievement award" - particularly if related to The Cribs.

Rob M Revisited, Tuesday, 19 February 2013 18:49 (five years ago) Permalink

"prepping"

acid in the style of tenpole tudor (NickB), Tuesday, 19 February 2013 18:50 (five years ago) Permalink

11. "pop leanings"

:C (crüt), Tuesday, 19 February 2013 18:54 (five years ago) Permalink

"burbling synths"

afriendlypioneer, Tuesday, 19 February 2013 18:57 (five years ago) Permalink

most of you are just reheating the lol dumb journo cliche phrases we have a bunch of threads for already, p sure this was sposed to be something different (if by no means unconnected)

Julian-Joachim Roedelius (DJ Mencap), Tuesday, 19 February 2013 19:04 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah it is different - is it different to press release blurb too? if so how?

tochter tochter, please (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 19 February 2013 19:08 (five years ago) Permalink

12. Hi, how's it going? Just wanted to check you received our download for the new Jip Scrag & the Cellophane Buttz we sent last week. What did you think? Would you be interested in covering it for (insert crappy defunct magazine that you wrote for 3 years ago but has since folded)? They're playing at the Rudley Sprut & Foink next Wednesday night. I have one press ticket left if you would like to come down and cover it? Anyway, hope everything's groovy in your world. Jez x

dog latin, Tuesday, 19 February 2013 21:10 (five years ago) Permalink

Dog Latin wins

Raymond Cummings, Tuesday, 19 February 2013 21:18 (five years ago) Permalink

12. "meet 'n' greet"

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 20 February 2013 09:47 (five years ago) Permalink

13. "tastemakers"

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 20 February 2013 10:01 (five years ago) Permalink

14. land grab

nan machine (MaresNest), Wednesday, 20 February 2013 10:02 (five years ago) Permalink

15. 360-degree deal

bizarro gazzara, Wednesday, 20 February 2013 10:06 (five years ago) Permalink

16. Brit Awards

Vote in the ILM 70s poll please! (Algerian Goalkeeper), Wednesday, 20 February 2013 10:11 (five years ago) Permalink

17."one of the great songwriters of our time".
18."a timeless record"

nostormo, Wednesday, 20 February 2013 10:13 (five years ago) Permalink

12. Hi, how's it going? Just wanted to check you received our download for the new Jip Scrag & the Cellophane Buttz we sent last week. What did you think? Would you be interested in covering it for (insert crappy defunct magazine that you wrote for 3 years ago but has since folded)? They're playing at the Rudley Sprut & Foink next Wednesday night. I have one press ticket left if you would like to come down and cover it? Anyway, hope everything's groovy in your world. Jez x

― dog latin, Tuesday, 19 February 2013 21:10 (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

should really be "Best, Jez" but otherwise otm

Julian-Joachim Roedelius (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 20 February 2013 10:15 (five years ago) Permalink

do you ever reply to mails like this? (if you don't want to cover the band that is)
if yes, how do you response?

nostormo, Wednesday, 20 February 2013 10:19 (five years ago) Permalink

19. "Long-term development project"

If this was a poll, this ftw.

Mark G, Wednesday, 20 February 2013 10:28 (five years ago) Permalink

"territory"

Tim, Wednesday, 20 February 2013 10:34 (five years ago) Permalink

21. units

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 20 February 2013 10:57 (five years ago) Permalink

22. schmoozing

tochter tochter, please (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 20 February 2013 11:02 (five years ago) Permalink

23. sell-through

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 20 February 2013 11:04 (five years ago) Permalink

24. plays

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 20 February 2013 11:05 (five years ago) Permalink

25. That little miss little miss can't be wrong.

how's life, Wednesday, 20 February 2013 11:12 (five years ago) Permalink

26. Voted

dog latin, Wednesday, 20 February 2013 11:14 (five years ago) Permalink

27. Cross-promotional guest spot

Matt DC, Wednesday, 20 February 2013 11:26 (five years ago) Permalink

28. London St. Pancras

dog latin, Wednesday, 20 February 2013 11:45 (five years ago) Permalink

29. "Noise pop"

Raymond Cummings, Wednesday, 20 February 2013 11:56 (five years ago) Permalink

30. For fans of New Order, Electric Wizard, Aphex Twin, The Beach Boys, Daft Punk

dog latin, Wednesday, 20 February 2013 12:11 (five years ago) Permalink

31. Epiphany

OG requiem head (Call the Cops), Wednesday, 20 February 2013 12:35 (five years ago) Permalink

32. soulful

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 20 February 2013 12:46 (five years ago) Permalink

33. troubador

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 20 February 2013 12:47 (five years ago) Permalink

34. songstress

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 20 February 2013 12:48 (five years ago) Permalink

just been made aware of this http://musicdescriptions.tumblr.com/ which I think is mostly culled from press releases for dance records. it's germane to this thread I guess inasmuch as they're fairly choice examples of bad journalism with the added weight of dutiful hyperbole

Julian-Joachim Roedelius (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 20 February 2013 12:48 (five years ago) Permalink

that said some of the shorter ones aren't really that bad tbh

Julian-Joachim Roedelius (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 20 February 2013 12:49 (five years ago) Permalink

journalism i don't really include in music industry wankerdom except insofar as it pathetically attempts to ape it, concern itself with its concerns, etc

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 20 February 2013 12:50 (five years ago) Permalink

oh jesus, some of those...

“inflicts a sense of urgency whilst simultaneously residing in a backseat slot, a break that suits the coming down lot. Chartered speculation increases a heightened sense of perpetual motion, induced into profound unattached imagery.”

“Its beauty elevates any apathetic subsidence with a soothing tug on a warm blanket.”

dog latin, Wednesday, 20 February 2013 12:50 (five years ago) Permalink

PR copy is this weird double-reflexive doppelganger that apes music journalism in an attempt to get actual journalists to ape it in turn

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 20 February 2013 12:52 (five years ago) Permalink

^yes I was trying to find the right words for this

Julian-Joachim Roedelius (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 20 February 2013 13:00 (five years ago) Permalink

35. discovery

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 20 February 2013 13:51 (five years ago) Permalink

36. long-player

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 20 February 2013 13:54 (five years ago) Permalink

37. Space cows

glumdalclitch, Wednesday, 20 February 2013 13:55 (five years ago) Permalink

38. pizza

Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Wednesday, 20 February 2013 14:31 (five years ago) Permalink

39. home listening

Call the Cops, Tuesday, 26 February 2013 09:05 (five years ago) Permalink

40. Home taping

bizarro gazzara, Tuesday, 26 February 2013 09:16 (five years ago) Permalink

41. Experimental

Call the Cops, Wednesday, 27 February 2013 12:37 (five years ago) Permalink

42. Seminal

dog latin, Wednesday, 27 February 2013 12:38 (five years ago) Permalink

43. Mastermind
44. Effortless
45. Not your average...

dog latin, Wednesday, 27 February 2013 12:41 (five years ago) Permalink

46. Influential

.... the rest look like Dudley Sutton (Tom D.), Wednesday, 27 February 2013 12:46 (five years ago) Permalink

47. Content.
I had a press release yesterday promising "more content soon", by which they meant music.

From the Tumblr DJ Mencap mentioned, my favourite is “Congealed dreams get dispersed into jazz sensibilities”. Congealed?

Deafening silence (DL), Wednesday, 27 February 2013 12:49 (five years ago) Permalink

How to you disperse something into sensibilities of any type? I feel like a diagram would be helpful here.

bizarro gazzara, Wednesday, 27 February 2013 12:53 (five years ago) Permalink

48. "drops"

john. a resident of chicago., Wednesday, 27 February 2013 12:59 (five years ago) Permalink

On second reading that "congealed dreams" line reads like ad copy for a surreal cleaning product.

Deafening silence (DL), Wednesday, 27 February 2013 13:05 (five years ago) Permalink

49. stealing music

'Separate Lives', by Phil Collins & Marilyn Manson (PaulTMA), Wednesday, 27 February 2013 13:32 (five years ago) Permalink

I frequently disperse rage into sarcastic, bitter, and just plain aggressive sensibilities, if that's any help.

Call the Cops, Wednesday, 27 February 2013 13:35 (five years ago) Permalink

30. For fans of New Order, Electric Wizard, Aphex Twin, The Beach Boys, Daft Punk

― dog latin, Wednesday, February 20, 2013 7:11 AM (1 week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Similarly, usually when the band is "indie" and completely generic it is either Radiohead, Pavement, or The Shins.

Evan, Wednesday, 27 February 2013 16:30 (five years ago) Permalink

A congealed jizz-stain of E-40, PJ Harvey and Juan Atkins

lo! dating (dog latin), Wednesday, 27 February 2013 16:34 (five years ago) Permalink

"visual." "reveal." "share." "exclusive." "teaser." "trailer."

katherine, Wednesday, 27 February 2013 16:36 (five years ago) Permalink

especially "visual." there is possibly no promotional term that gets more on my nerves. IT'S A MUSIC VIDEO. this is like "creative" becoming a noun/verb/adjective/who knows maybe even interjection.

katherine, Wednesday, 27 February 2013 16:38 (five years ago) Permalink

if it doesn't leave trails or "breathe", it's not a visual, imo.

how's life, Wednesday, 27 February 2013 16:44 (five years ago) Permalink

50. "magnum opus"

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Wednesday, 27 February 2013 16:58 (five years ago) Permalink

51. "forward-thinking"

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Wednesday, 27 February 2013 16:59 (five years ago) Permalink

52. "game changing"

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Wednesday, 27 February 2013 17:00 (five years ago) Permalink

53. "David Fricke"

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Wednesday, 27 February 2013 17:01 (five years ago) Permalink

54. "it transcends"

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Wednesday, 27 February 2013 17:02 (five years ago) Permalink

55. "the (insert name of influential artist of the past) of our generation"

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Wednesday, 27 February 2013 17:03 (five years ago) Permalink

56. "the ultimate interview" (it usually isn't)

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Wednesday, 27 February 2013 17:05 (five years ago) Permalink

57. "return to form" (it usually isn't)

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Wednesday, 27 February 2013 17:06 (five years ago) Permalink

58. "groundbreaking"

The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Wednesday, 27 February 2013 17:06 (five years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

"cuts"

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 13 April 2013 21:13 (five years ago) Permalink

do you ever reply to mails like this? (if you don't want to cover the band that is)
if yes, how do you response?

"Our site only publishes short poems about records I like. If recent history is any guide, I update every nine months or so. All best, UA"

not feeling those lighters (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Saturday, 13 April 2013 21:29 (five years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

"two door" referring to "two door cinema club"

john wurster skewers this shit particularly effectivly

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 26 May 2013 23:11 (four years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

"performance"

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 7 February 2014 11:35 (four years ago) Permalink

"vocal"

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 7 February 2014 12:20 (four years ago) Permalink

music industry wanker words

the "Weird Al" Yankovic of country music (stevie), Friday, 7 February 2014 12:54 (four years ago) Permalink

surprised "leak" isn't in here yet

lex pretend, Friday, 7 February 2014 12:56 (four years ago) Permalink

i mean "vocal" the singular, not plural, noun. i.e. "hmmm nice vocal"

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 7 February 2014 12:58 (four years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

Performance, though??

deej loaf (D-40), Tuesday, 14 October 2014 04:28 (three years ago) Permalink

59. Renowned

Moka, Tuesday, 14 October 2014 08:09 (three years ago) Permalink

60. drop

Mark G, Tuesday, 14 October 2014 09:14 (three years ago) Permalink

61. "collab"

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 14 October 2014 09:52 (three years ago) Permalink

62. "promo" as in "doing promo"

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 14 October 2014 09:53 (three years ago) Permalink

"can we get some promo?"

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 14 October 2014 10:18 (three years ago) Permalink

"promo" is by no means confined to the music industry

lex pretend, Tuesday, 14 October 2014 10:25 (three years ago) Permalink

true

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 14 October 2014 10:31 (three years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

"album cycle"

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 17:18 (three months ago) Permalink

"legendary"

usually used to describe some also-ran who they're trying to resuscitate

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 17:21 (three months ago) Permalink

Performance, though??

― deej loaf (D-40), Tuesday, October 14, 2014 5:28 AM (three years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

YES

GOD YES

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 17:25 (three months ago) Permalink

"oh my god i went to see carly rae jepsen last night"

"no way"

"seriously!!"

"was it amazing?"

"it was such a good performance"

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 17:26 (three months ago) Permalink

BWIP BWIP BWIP BWIP

the music industry wanker word police arrive, their detector box flashing, they shake their heads as they stuff you into their black maria, which they pedantically explain the pronunciation of

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 17:30 (three months ago) Permalink


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