The music industry has an exceptionally high barrier to entry. You’ll have to work multiple unpaid internships until you’ve earned your keep, and even then, there will always be one hundred kids after you working just as hard trying to take your position. As you get older, these newcomers will probably know more than you do about what works and what doesn't. Despite all the negatives of this industry, there will always be young people who love music and romanticize the notion of getting a job doing what they love. Get ready to be constantly fighting to keep your job.