Grunge in Seattle during the 90s (now it's Indie Rock), Rap in Chicago and Atlanta in the mid 00s, Jazz in New Orleans since always, these are some of the famous scenes and sounds that define them.
This didn't happen by accident. A "scene" is more often than not consciously created by similar bands who decided they wanted to make a difference.
"Power" in any industry comes from like-minded people helping each other out. Like it or not, humans are social creatures. Friends of friends are the primary engines of progress.
Why are you ignoring your community?