Am I Too Old To Have A Music Career?

Most likely not. 

Here is why:

There are many different ways to build a music career. 

Some of them do get harder when you get older 

(Like, if you want to start singing opera at age 65, you’ll probably have a heck of a time.)

But if you want to make money playing gigs, recording albums, licensing your music, selling products and merchandise, doing session work, going on tour or teaching music? 

Then, if you are within your working years, the only thing stopping you is yourself. 

Not your age. 

Fun fact:

The other day I went to Google and searched for:

“old people who became successful”. 

And I found some impressive stats:

1. The 10 oldest people to climb Mount Everest ranged in age from 65-80. 

2. Ray Kroc (who made McDonald’s what it is), Colonel Sanders (who started the KFC chain), Samuel Jackson, Morgan Freeman and Henry Ford – all hit their (first) big successes in their mid 40’s, 50s or 60s.

3. (My personal favorite): At age 95, Nola Ochs was certified by the Guinness Book of Records as… 

The world’s oldest person to graduate college!

Something to think about.

Granted: other people’s successes have nothing to do with you. And only you can decide if you are too old for a music career.

But I doubt these people could have done what they did, thinking they were too old to even try. Do you?

Something else: 

I’ve been helping musicians (some as young as 16 and some over 60) get into the music industry since 2005. 

I’ve coached many to become full time pros. 

I’ve also seen many not get anywhere. 

Someday, I may write a book on the 1001+ reasons why musicians fail. But you know what reason will NOT be on that list?


I’ve never seen anyone fail from being “too old”. Not once. Not ever. 

No matter if you are 18 or 68, if you want a music career, it takes 3 things: 

1. Decide what you want to achieve.

2. Discover the steps to get there.

3. Do the right things in the right order and in the right way to turn your dream into reality. 

If you want some help with this, go here.

Here are some of the results musicians I mentored have achieved: 





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