Ageism in the music business

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Late nights, low incomes and a persistent belief that you can’t trust anyone over thirty: are you too old for the music business?

When Mick Jagger was asked, way back in 1965, how long he thought The Rolling Stones might stick around, he answered (quite seriously) ‘I think we’re set up for at least another year’. Whilst history shows he was a little conservative, the youthful Jagger’s intimation that rock and roll is a young man’s game reflects a belief held by many, even as Mick and his contemporaries rock on into their seventies.

Lachlan Bryan

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