That there are so many sharks, shysters, crooks and conmen in the music biz
It's annoying enough to get tons of "We love your music [INSERT BAND]"-like emails, but at least they're sorta easy to spot. Got two calls today alone from arseholes who say stuff like apparently loving the music and want to feature it on a compilation CD. $375 for a 16-20 place on a 20-track CD, sliding scale from there upwards. Leaving aside my natural scepticism, bull**** until proven otherwise, etc. for any opportunities you have to pay for, I mean, ****, virtually cold-calling muso's now?! Not interested, ****, tell your story walking.
Not the worst I've heard of, though. Another one I heard about ages ago in the UK; they'd put you on a compilation for 'only' $2000 (sliding scale depending on track order, obviously) and claim to be shopping it around to radio stations, DJ's, reviewers, etc. and give you play statistics. Reports were that they did none of this, of course, and when you got your monthly play statement and complained, they'd tell you it's because your music sucked/lack of interest and to try again with another track......