The musical tastes of teenagers have been driving popular music for so long, I’m very interested to see what will happen in the UK now that downloads will be included in the Top 40. The BBC’s report: How downloads will change the chart is an interesting starting point, though there have been complaints made.
A song is not good because it sells; a movie is not good because it has a big opening weekend. Most pop culture exists to make money, not art. Simply: a product has been packaged and marketed towards those with discretionary incomes but little discretion. Fish in a barrel, fingers in my ears. Go Triple J.