Monday, November 29, 2010
The music industry is a youth driven industry. It seems that in the U.S. particularly you are discarded after twenty five and just plain old at thirty. Even though youth sells, wisdom will rule the day. Your age is what YOU say it is. Now it never hurts to have success at an early age so that it becomes easier to have a long career largely because you will have a fan base that grows with you. But success comes in different facets. The youth factor is mostly only attached to main stream popular music. In most cases more traditional genres such as jazz, blues, soul and folk music are more palatable to those who have a little age, wisdom and experience. It is never too late. As long as you are willing to work hard and sacrifice, you can have what ever level of success you desire. Don't let anyone tell you that you are too old for anything. Even when they say "Be realistic" understand that even reality is relative. Also understand that there are also careers in the industry behind the scenes that lend themselves to wisdom and experience. YOU define your own reality and the outcome rest solely on you. Age is truly a state of mind and then the condition and the position of.... well if you are a P-Funk fan you know the rest. Stay focused and remember to continue to pursue your craft until there is no more breath in you. Age is no limitation. Stay healthy and go get it.
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