Hmm. Seems like everyone is on the hunker down bandwagon. I'm not positive, but couldn't investors shut down a startup and distribute the cash? Personally, I wouldn't expect an online music retail play to work, even with 3 years and $20 million. How many online music players does the world actually need?
Seems to me the healthy advice of "cut costs" is obfuscating the permanent necessicities of growing a business: solve a real problem for customers who will pay you, and do it as efficiently as you can.
The "hall pass" comment just ticks me off.