Ok. So this may seem like music business 101, but here we go. Don’t pay to play. You can pay for a lot of things in this business, mastering, artwork, consulting (but be diligent about your choices) but never pay for “opportunities”. Obviously this leads to the question “How do I get my music in front of the right people?”.
The answer is simple. Hard work and making good solid connections. No paying bribe money.