I'm of the opinion that art is an expression. An attempt to bridge the gap between people and communicate that which common language falls short of. I believe that the moment that an artist makes decisions on the basis of what will provide the greatest renumeration, they desecrate their work. They convey one thing: a desire for money. They damage any real value their work previously had. An example is the music industry. Music is a beautiful thing but anyone who has tried to be a musician will know that it is a soul crushing experience. Endless repetition, pr and thoughts of target audience detract from the artists true beauty. This is why I never perform for money. I think even involving money turns it into manufacture. I feel the same about sport, that it should be entirely amateur but that's a different story. Discuss.