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".
“Delighting in existence O monks, are gods and men; they are attached to existence. they revel in existence. When the Dhamma for the cessation of existence is being preached to them, their minds do not leap towards it, do not get pleased with it, do not get settled in it, do not find confidence in it. That is how, monks, some lag behind … (It. p 43)”
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.