(This pic has nothing to do with the topic but i just like it A LOT)
I often hear artist and producers talking about the music politics in the DC, MD & VA area and usually some situations are warranted but if you didn't know, the music business is ALL POLITICS or better yet as I like to call it "RELATIONSHIPS".
Example: Artist "X" is buzzing and is associated with some "in the know" team/people in the city. Even though, IN YOUR OPINION he/she may not be as talented as other artist or yourself, Artist "X" is going to get a show first, a feature first, a spin first, get a beat first, because his/her team is "in the know" and has relationships with key people in the city (DJ's, Producers, Promoters etc...). That's not POLITICS that's RELATIONSHIPS.
With that being said if you roll with a people/team that has NO RELATIONSHIPS, don't blame it on POLITICS, blame your TEAM or lack there of, blame your MANAGER, blame your C.E.O, blame your PRODUCER.
Music will only get you so far, you have to have relationships with people, talk to people (Face to Face) etc... You can't rely on twitter or facebook to say you have a relationship with someone.
Hopefully this will help you'll understand what's politics and what's not!
I personally don't believe in music politics on a local level especially when there's no money involved and honestly there's only probably 1% of artist and producers making money locally. Everything happening in this area is about WHO YOU KNOW and WHO YOU HAVE RELATIONSHIPS with!