Well that's because they know that's what sells!Even if they are brainwashing their consumers with crappy music, so be it if they get to bathe in money!
And as soon someone new comes along, they will immediately try to put it down, out of the eyes of the mainstream listeners, or latch on to it and make 50 bands that sound exactly like it.
Like when grunge got really popular, every record company wanted to have a band like them, even if it meant dressing some pop star in flannel. Like Third Eye Blind, the stuff they sang about could easily have passed as grunge material (Take Semi-Charmed Life for example), but it was so melodic and catchy, their was no difference, besides the mislabeling of the genre. And if they didn't do that, they created bands that had the grunge sound but sang about absolute sh*t, like Creed and Nickelback. And slowly, bands like that took over mainstream, as the original grunge bands became fed up. It's just like that for every major genre that ruled their respective genration of the music timeline. Its the same for Punk, Classic Rock and Thrash Metal, with Metallica being the biggest of them all, the ideal Sell-outs, the most perfect metal-pop band any RC could have some up with.
Rant over...Longest ever for me!
· 1 decade ago