Succeed in The Music Industry

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Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on October 13, 2020 and last updated on July 17, 2023

The topic of succeeding in the music industry holds immense value for English learners as it offers an opportunity to enhance their language skills while exploring a vibrant and multifaceted field. Delving into discussions about success in the music industry allows learners to expand their vocabulary related to music, entertainment and business.

Additionally, it fosters critical thinking and cultural awareness as learners explore the factors that contribute to success, such as talent, hard work, marketing strategies and industry trends. Engaging with this topic helps English learners improve their language proficiency while gaining insights into the dynamic world of music and nurturing their own aspirations in the industry.

Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

About Succeed in The Music Industry

Succeeding in the music industry is a pursuit filled with challenges and opportunities. It involves a unique blend of talent, creativity, perseverance and business acumen. Whether as musicians, producers or industry professionals, individuals aspiring to thrive in the music industry must navigate a highly competitive landscape and evolving digital platforms.

This topic explores various aspects, such as talent development, marketing strategies, networking and adaptability, providing insights into the keys to success in this dynamic and influential field. Understanding the intricacies of the music industry is crucial for those seeking to leave their mark and pursue fulfilling careers in music.

Useful Vocabulary

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary

  • industry (noun)
  • success (noun)
  • succeed (verb)
  • successful (adjective)
  • sheer (adjective)
  • pursue (verb)
  • opportunity (noun)
  • historically (adverb)

Conversation Questions

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  • How often do you listen to music?
  • Do you think pursuing music as a career option is a good move nowadays?
  • What qualities and skills do you think are important for success in the music industry?
  • Can you think of any musicians or artists who have achieved great success in the music industry?
  • How do you think the rise of digital platforms and streaming services has impacted the music industry?
  • What role does marketing and promotion play in achieving success as a musician or artist?
  • What are some challenges that musicians and artists face in their journey to success?
  • Is it necessary for musicians to sign with major record labels in order to achieve widespread success?
  • Should musicians prioritize creating music that appeals to mainstream audiences or stay true to their artistic vision?
  • Should formal education in music be a requirement for achieving success in the music industry?
  • Do you think overall, there are more opportunities now to be successful in the music industry than in the past?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.