go to uni/college etc etc and meet likeminded people
you need to create the scene - we have lots of people saying 'to be an engineer you need to go to guildford etc etc etc' - it's bullshit
create your own vibe...manchester is much better to be in than london...christ, leeds has the hold on all horns played with amy winehouse etc etc etc...london is a waste of time......there are too many people there thinking they are important and being very poor......
make your own money, make your own vibe, enjoy your education whilst you still can afford to (cause my sons are going to struggle to pay £9000 plus a year just to go...and they are 11 and 5 at the mo).and get everything you can from it
don't rely on 40 yr old studio owners to give you any money - they have 40 yr old wives to pay for - and they can't do it anymore, hence the mass closure of studios round the country
get in with a wizz bedroom game maker, and make music for him
most importantly - be a musician!! - and enjoy your life - you know it;s not all about getting a porsche and a fit model bird...manchester has a lot more vibe than london - go for the vibe!!!