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Musician in the UK


En person spiller saksofon. Foto.

Before listening, use the dictionary to check that you know the meaning of the following words: music production agency; TV commercial; lack of ego; advertising company; briefs

Konsert med Coldplay. Foto.

Listen to the following interview with a musician in the UK and find out:

  • Where he works. (type of company - large/small or self employed).
  • Why he chose this profession.
  • What type of tasks he has to do on a typical day at work.
  • What personal qualities he suggests are needed by a musician.
  • Does he describe any work processes or services that he provides?
  • What he likes best and least about his job.
  • How he thinks this line of work will change in the future.
  • Where he sees himself in 5 - 10 years' time.

Musician - Interview

Musician - Interview

Apprenticeship and Training

  1. En ung kvinne spiller fiolin på en scene. Foto.
    Find out about becoming a musician or working with music in the UK. Make a table with 3 columns: What does the job involve, the salary and the qualifications and training required. Below, you will find some useful links.
  2. Now compare a musician's job and education in the UK with a musician's job and education in Norway. Utdanning - Yrkesbeskrivelse


After you have practised, add more dialogue for some of the following situations:

  • Simon calls Angela. He asks her if she can assist him on the soundtrack.
  • The deadline for the soundtrack is the next day. Simon does not make it, and has to call Richard about it.
  • The advertising company rejects Simon's work. Richard has to bring him the bad news.
  • Simon does not quite understand what the director of the commercial wants from him. He has to talk to the director in person to get some more information.


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