Hello Hudson! I'm 61 and played my first club at 16. Am I "making money with music." I'd say that's a hard no. I've played a jillion clubs, made 4 cd's and have been in 5 different bands that played a lot of shows but no, if you count the equipment, guitars, drums ( I played drums for 35 years and bass for 15) I had to buy then no I have not made any money at it. But I have a lifetime full of memories and no regrets to look back on, plus, I'm still gigging. Enjoy the site Hudson!!