Ask Daylle: Am I Too Old To Pursue My Music?
A reader asks, "Am I too old to pursue my music?"
People often me that. Some are feeling like a geriatric case in their twenties. The music industry can do that to you. Record labels covet youth - the younger the artist, the better. It's logical. The younger you are, the more years of potential for a career that will sell lots of records.
People in their thirties argue that they look good. And they do, but to a major, you're only X amount of years away from forty. Younger people buy more music so that's who labels cater too. That's the bad news. The good news is that MANY artists are successful at all ages.
The key is proving your worth first. If you get out and tour, sell tons of CDs, develop a huge fanbase, and show that you're marketable, no one can stop you at any age. That's why I encourage artists to develop their career first. It doesn't matter what they say if you have THE GOODS and can attract people to your music.
Please don't let age stop you. Even if it limits your ability to be a rock star, if your music rocks you can still make a good living at any age.
Reprinted from Daylle's Music Resource Newsletter