Yes – it’s a big part of making it.
But any one with an elementary level of statistics knows the more opportunities you apply for, the better your odds are.
Furthermore, over time we develop our creativity, grow a following and develop more marketing systems meaning our odds get better exponentially.
Those who show up consistently over many years have far better odds than those who dump their hopes into one short project.
Yes, luck is a big part of why artists make it.
But that is precisely why the successful ones keep showing up.