Why do you all have to be so complicated?

Have you heard the way some of you people speak? 

For a fair time, I considered a working knowledge of music industry lexicon as some kind of superior ceremonial privilege. Without ritually imbibing this fusty glossary from the dubiously-appointed deities of yore, I reasoned, clanking great chunks of the business would forever slide beyond my understanding. Wrong!

The problem goes further than mere linguistic intimidation, though. Some of the UK trade’s habitual phrases are as simple as they are toxic ...

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