In 2002, Lara took part of the selection for the Brazilian TV show FAMA. In the same year, he recorded a Christmas concert for Rede Vida TV Channel. The show was exhibited several times all over South America. In 2005 he was nominated for the 8th Brazilian Music Visa Awards, Singing Edition, among more than 3.000 singers in the entire country. He had his voice known all throughout the country and his work reviewed in newspapers and radio stations.
In 2007 Lara recorded lead and backing vocals for the animated film Meet the Robinsons (Walt Disney), in the Brazilian version. In the following year he also recorded another song for an episode of the cartoon Phineas & Ferb (Disney Channel) in Brazil.
He recorded the following albums: the live cd La Folia (2002); the single Left to Drift (2003), the live cd Paulo Lara ao Vivo (2004), and the promo cds Polaris (2005) and Bourbons (2007).