Quote: Originally Posted by abechap024 Lower standards and lower quality of art really have nothing to do with budget. Sure for some great things you NEED some amount of reasonable budget, but creative and driven people with find a way to work within these natural limitations and create a piece of art that is better for it. Sounds like Amanda P. And her peeps are doing a lot of different stuff with that $ than investing it in the art. Yeh, you can live in a grocery cart if you want, and maybe you'll still make some good art. But that's not a goal in life. This thread keeps making me think of the line "And the trees all kept equal, by hatch, axe and sword." If she got a million dollar advance from a record company she'd be condemned for that as well I'm sure. It's not like that money wouldn't have come out of the pockets of music consumers.