"A hard truth of the world is that it’s never what you know. Rather, it’s almost always who you know. It doesn’t matter how skilled you are, or how much time you’ve put into honing your writing or performing talents. If you can’t make valuable connections in your local music scene, odds are you’re going to have an incredibly difficult time in making any significant process in your career as a musician."
That being said, there are a number of ways you can open up doors of opportunity for yourself. Take a look at this great article posted by our friends at Tunecore, which focuses on Open Mics, and how you can use them to help launch your career as a musician in your local music scene.