This is unashamedly talking about what one might call "manufactured pop music"... and as with any genre of music, there's those "industry" types who are simply in it for the money, and there's those who do it for the art.
It's an interesting experiment... it's a logical integration of the established phenomenon of "loops" and "electronic voting".
Through corruption of the Dhamma comes corruption of the discipline, and from corruption of the discipline comes corruption of the Dhamma. This is the first future danger as yet unarisen that will arise in the future. You should recognize it and make an effort to prevent it. (AN 5.79)
"If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good." - Thomas J. Watson
alan wrote:What is it the people get from this? My theory is that they just want something comfortable. If it conforms to what they already know, they like it.
Yep. People who say they 'know what they like' really (usually) mean they like what they know. And this looks like a brilliant way of giving them more of it. Whether it is good for them is another matter.