Is it Too Late to Start a Career in Music?

Still Worth Going At It?

Each day we get to hear new success stories of young artists who have made a big impact in their teens. Starting from Christina Aguilera to Justin Beiber; we are all up for the young power-houses of talents. However, we also do get to hear about some Sheryl Crows and Leonard Cohens who have waited till their 30’s to make the cut.

The Pressure is Immense.

Every artist dreams of performing at Wembley someday and frustration level boils up as they while away their time dealing with real life and before they realize the precious twenties have turned into rear view image. But even then, it might not be too late.

The Important Thing: Focus

And, how you market yourself. At 30 you might appeal to a more mature listener than a teen pop listener and you need to position yourself that way. The audience is prime, they can make or break and artist.

When Is It Really too Late?

There is no clear cut answer to that.

This is a question you need to ask yourself! Even young artists are susceptible to failure. You need to prepare yourself for the worst case scenarios.

But, you also need to know when to give up. There is no point in dragging something that is not working and, being brutally honest, if there is a dearth of talent no amount of time would fill that up.

However, with the right amount of talent and focus, it really might never be too late to start out even in music.

Remember, most Jazz artists do not make it big till their 40s.

Is it too late to start a career in music? The answer boils down to: How bad do you really want it now? Are you willing to sacrifice your time now to give it a shot – while putting all other opportunities on hold? If this is something you must do before you die – if not, you’ll deeply regret it, then give it a shot.

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