Today, we're diving into a question that often crops up in creative circles: Is it too late to get into trailer music? But before we dissect this query, let's delve into some background.

It all started with a Facebook post...

For those unfamiliar, I've been promoting an audiobook on Facebook and Instagram aimed at shedding light on the world of trailer music.

Surprisingly, many still don't realize that trailer music is a distinct genre. The book not only highlights this fact but also delves into the industry's workings and how aspiring composers can carve out a niche and earn a living.

Now, one interesting aspect of promoting on social media platforms is the feedback received, both positive and negative.

Among the comments, one stood out: "It's too late to get into trailer music. The market's oversaturated." This remark sparked a profound discussion worth exploring.

Is the Trailer Music market oversaturated?

Reflecting on my own journey, I recall a time as a teenager when fear gripped me upon hearing the challenges musicians face. Whether it was the notion of being exploited by record labels or the fear of failure, it made me question my aspirations.

Yet, despite the trepidation, I persisted, albeit with a shift in focus from being a rockstar to exploring various avenues within music composition.

This fear of competition and scarcity is not unique to trailer music; it's a sentiment echoed in many creative fields.

The idea that newcomers threaten existing professionals or that there's not enough work to go around can be paralyzing. But through my experience as a trailer music composer, I've learned otherwise.

You are surrounded by allies

Contrary to the fear instilled during my music studies, the industry thrives on collaboration and community. Rather than viewing fellow composers as rivals, I see them as allies in a shared journey.

Yes, there will always be challenges and moments of jealousy, but fostering a sense of support and camaraderie benefits everyone involved.

You are surrounded by opportunity

In addressing the question of whether it's too late to enter the trailer music industry, my resounding answer is no.

The present moment offers ample opportunities for those willing to embrace their passion and put in the work. Throughout my time hosting this podcast, I've witnessed newcomers making strides in the industry, securing placements, and releasing albums.

Moreover, the idea that success in trailer music is a zero-sum game is flawed. Embracing an abundance mentality, we realize that there's room for everyone to thrive.

Rather than hoarding opportunities, we should celebrate each other's achievements and recognize that collective success elevates the entire community.

Is it too late to get into trailer music?

So, to anyone pondering a career in trailer music or any creative pursuit, I urge you not to succumb to fear.

Embrace your passion, hone your craft, and trust that there's space for your unique voice in the industry. Let's reject the narrative of scarcity and instead cultivate a culture of collaboration and abundance.

Thank you for tuning in to today's episode. Your support means the world, and I look forward to continuing this journey together.

Remember, in the realm of trailer music and beyond, there's always room for one more voice, one more melody, and one more dreamer. Keep creating, keep innovating, and keep rocking on!