Someone turning 50 asked how hard it would be to launch a new career as a composer at that juncture of life.
IT WOULD BE DAMN HARD
But not because of age.
It is because it is damn hard for ANYONE to launch a career as a composer.
That part is 99% of the challenge. The age thing might be 1% of it.
The biggest variables aren’t age but rather all the other factors that all up-and-coming composers must face including:
1. Willingness to hustle
4. Openness towards risk
7. Investment in one’s self
11. Thick skin
12. Willingness to face rejection
15. Strong work ethic
18. Magnetic personality
19. Conveying confidence
A 50 year old with most of these attributes has a far better shot at success than a 25 year old lacking them.