"Networking isn't about instant gratification. It is about fostering relationships over a career."
-Jeff Conner of Boston Brass from Episode 7 of The Entrepreneurial Musician
Networking is just like learning a really difficult recital program. It takes a plan and it takes having the discipline to execute that plan over the long haul.
A lot of musicians are good at networking. Not many are great.
That is an easy point of differentiation for anyone in the business who is willing to put in the effort.