The BBC Introducing programme could be a way to get your music heard on the radio, if you are an unsigned musician.
You can also showcase your music on networking websites, social media, music blogs or send a demo to recording companies. The Musicians' Union has more details on how to promote yourself.
Professional and industry bodies
You could join the Musicians' Union or the Incorporated Society of Musicians for access to training, events and networking opportunities.
You can find out more about careers in music from Creative Choices.
You can get more information on working in this and other creative careers from Discover Creative Careers.