Many youngsters harbour ambitions to become the next Paolo Nutini or Emeli Sande.
But what's the reality for those seeking to make it in the often cut-throat world of contemporary music?
That's the raison d'etre behind the creation of a new event Off the Record, which will be held in Aberdeen on October 4.
Young musicians and those keen to work in the industry will be offered the advice of key professionals in the industry during the event at The Lemon Tree.
It runs from 10.30am to 5pm and is open to anyone aged 14 to 25.
Joyce Summers, the press manager of Aberdeen Performing Arts, explained what the new event will provide.
She said: "This is an amazing opportunity to get the inside gen on the business from people in the know.
"The seminars, workshops and advice sessions are all geared to demystifying the industry and providing the basic knowledge to get started.
"And topics will include Organising & Getting Gigs, Promoting Your Music, Releasing Music and Working in Music."
Speakers include Jim Gellatly from Amazing Radio, Stina Tweeddale (Honeyblood), Dave Hook (Stanley Odd) and Olaf Furniss (The Scotsman).
And they will be joined by Michael Lambert (A Modern Way Management), Aileen Lynn (MILK Glasgow), Nicky Carder (Beyond Presents) and Steven Milne (The Lemon Tree and Little Kicks) and Lewis Gale (Academy of Music & Sound).
Further information is available here.