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".
“I hope, Anuruddha, that you are all living in concord, with mutual appreciation, without disputing, blending like milk and water, viewing each other with kindly eyes.” (MN 31)
What is the final conviction that comes when radical attention is razor-edge sharp? That the object of the mind is mind-made (manomaya). (Ven. Ñāṇananda)
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.