The goal is to break the spell of music, and that is...There is music that people naturally identify with, and there is music that they begin to identify with because of what it it represents socially.
There was a time when I used tp believe whole heartedly that you had to be good to get on... listening to the radio station aimlessly wondering... "why do the songs I like hide themselves from the radio? Why do they only pop up when the weekend dj comes on? As time wnen on I also began to notice songs that I thought weren't good at at all, after every body else seemed to like it, forced me change my opinion of it just because I didn't want to appear as a weirdo to those around me. I later on embarked upon an emotional/mental journey to find ansers seeking out what was the MOTIVE-ation behind this phenomenon, and knocking down barriers not being satisfied with brainwashed answers like "Oh that's because, "such n' such" music is hot, and "such n' such" music is not.".
It took me some time to learn that a major part of it is is business, and much more important part of it is "influence" of what is put in the music subliminally as in the sound scheme of the music to effect your brain subconsciously. Stations determine how many plays a song gets based on how much money is played my the company to play a particular song..This being common knowledge, but what isnt so commonly known is the criteria for what songs are selected for this kind of campaign. So even if the song I liked was new and "hot", If the people who set the agendas for the corporate companies in how they want music to effect the mass populations of people didn't select this song for their agenda, and if the company didn't pay to play it won't get that much airplay as the songs that fit the agenda. Another factor is that there is a Generational Change in music every ten years, but don't forget that each year there is a new age group listening to the music, and are being to influenced into making decisions on what they like, or don't like...which is based still till this day based on their environment and how they perceive themselves in it in relation to others (social setting).
At this level it becomes about what is portrayed by the media as what is cool to like. Even though the music is good doesn't mean you will be well perceived and well received. What it does actually has a lot to do with is fitting within the specific main body of listeners perception, and at the same time stand out...coupled with the Marketing and Promotion.
The only way you can by pass these "if and then's" is if your music is just that good that it some how surpasses all of packaging requirements and subliminal messages that makes the listener say upon the first time hearing you..."Who Is That?" "I Want That!" "Where/When Can I Buy That?...I want to satisfy my sense of hearing with that now! Well that's the type of Magic I want to have! - Bookman