Say you were a composer of the mid 18th and early 19th century during the time of composers such as Beethoven and Mozart. How would you go about getting yourself discovered by others?
Was it through family connections or did your tutor set you up?
Also, let's say you had the money back then to hire composers. How did you go about finding someone to hire?
Did you go down to the local theater and pick up the address from a list of composers seeking employment and then send them a letter basically saying "I want you to compose such and such for me, how much will it cost me?"