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How to break into the music industry

Listen to a talk about how to get a job in the music industry and do the exercises to practise and improve your listening skills.

Instructions

Do the preparation exercise before you listen. Then do the other exercises to check your understanding.

Preparation

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How to break into the music industry

Complete the idioms with a word from the list below

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1. for what it's _________________ (= used when you are not sure that what you are saying is useful)

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2. easier said than _________________ (= used when you think something is a good idea but might be difficult to do)

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3. to prove your _________________ (= to show that you have something valuable to contribute)

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4. to have your finger on the ______________________ (= to know about recent changes and fashions)

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5. to get your foot in the _________________ (= to enter a business at a low level with the chance of being successful later)

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6. a stepping _________________ (= an event or experience that helps you achieve something else)

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7. to be star- _________________  (= to feel enormous or too much respect for famous people, especially when meeting them in person)

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8. to be tongue- _____________________ (= to find it hard to express yourself in speech, usually because you are nervous)

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ShowCheck your understanding: complete the sentences

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Complete the phrase with words from the list below

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  1. Keeping ____________ as much as possible

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  1. Showing music industry ____________ that you are worth employing

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  1. How to ____________ celebrities

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  1. The different jobs ____________ in the music industry

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  1. Starting to ____________ contacts

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  1. Using social networks to ____________ the right image to employers

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ShowCheck your vocabulary: gap fill

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How to break into the music industry

Complete the sentences according to the talk. Use no more than two words for each answer.

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1. In the music industry, qualifications are much less important than _________________ .

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2. When you are starting off in the business, the most important thing is to ________________ .

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3. If you are lucky, you might get work as a paid ________________ .

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4. You can impress people in the company if you have a _______________ .

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5. An easy way to network could be to find someone you admire and _______________ .

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6. Make sure that everything you post on social media reflects the _______________ you want to project.

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7. One of the exciting things about the music industry is that things are changing _______________ .

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8. When you meet a celebrity you should treat him or her as a client and try not to be _______________ .

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