The year is 1999. Somewhere in a boardroom, somewhere, an emergency meeting of music executives is being held. The subject is digital media. They can see the writing on the wall. The days of people running to the CD store to buy an album will soon be over. There is no stopping it. People will be able to listen to music when, where, and how they feel, without having to listen to advertisers, without having to ever buy an album again.
An agreement is made. If are going to stop buying music, then they will not produce music worth listening to. Not all at once, of course, but as a marketing strategy, as people buy less and less music, the quality of music will be purposely degraded. A decade later, Lady Ga Ga
, Justin Bieber, and that "Video Games" woman are what is being pushed out. Makes perfect sense to me.