Everyone has an opinion on music, and your view is important, whether you like listening to the latest Rihanna or Kanye West album, or prefer turning your ear to Mozart. You should try to keep an open mind and you may even surprise yourself by what you like.
If you love music then there's loads of ways for you to get involved in the music world, whether you play an instrument, love karaoke or prefer going to gigs.
First of all, if you like music, the best way to get involved is to listen live. If you've never been to a concert, gig, battle of the bands, then check it out. Music sounds fantastic live! You can find out what's going on around you by looking in your youth club, local newspaper, or asking about.
You can also check out youngscotWOW, a search engine for young people which tells you about opportunities in your local area and all over Scotland.
Online music & downloads
Try listening to artists or music on MySpace. It'll cost you nothing and you never know who you might discover. Loads of artists and bands are making it big this way. If you have an iPod, mp3 player or a computer then you can download the latest music from websites like iTunes, HMV Downloads and even Tesco Downloads.
You need to make sure that you use a legal download website. You may pay a bit more per album or song, but this protects you and ensures that the artist, songwriter and producer all get paid - and keep making music.
You can view and listen to new and old music for free and legally at the YouTube website. Anyone can upload videos to YouTube so signed artists and bands sit alongside the unsigned and unknown. You can upload and share your videos with the world for free.
If you have access to podcasting equipment (all you really need is an mp3 player that can record and a microphone of some description) then you could try to make your own radio shows for others to download.
A podcast is audio that anyone can stream and listen to then and there, or download from the Internet onto a computer or mp3 player so they can listen to it whenever they like. This may be great practice for that future career in radio presenting/DJing that you might be planning!
For more inspiration go to the Young Scot Podcasting section and take a listen to the podcasts made by young people from across Scotland.
If you live for music there is another way to make your mark on the world - DJing.
All you need to become a DJ is a real love and knowledge of music, the ability to mix tracks, but mainly a good sense of rhythm. It doesn't matter what you're into: R&B, indie, rock, hip hop, happy hardcore, house, techno, electro, cheese - or a mix of them all.
Decks are expensive (ranging from £180 to over £1,000), but you could start off by getting involved in your local youth club if they have any equipment or DJ nights. You could also get some work experience at your local community radio station or hospital radio station to see how they do it.