One of the best books about the music business was called “Making It in the New Music Business” by James Riordan.
He suggested that, as an aspiring musician (or producer/agent/writer/etc.) - you make a point to meet three new people in the music industry every week.
Imagine that! Three new people every single week - people that could actually help your career! In a year from now you’ll have relationships with over 150 new people that are potential “lottery tickets” - and hopefully the interest is mutual.
The thing is, you have to develop these relationships.