We knew this already as musos, now there is quantatative scientific proof: mainstream commercial music is getting more homogenised. http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2012/07/27/3554804.htm?WT.svl=news5 I can't imagine we have simply run out of talented writers, producers and artists. or can I imagine people dont want oto listen to good music anymore. My take on this is the record companies create new "product" designed to appeal to the statistical mean, rather than the old method of taking risks with new acts by providing them with professional guidance for arranging and recording in the hope of the "next big thing". The "music" has effectively been taken out of the "music business". Does this mean the eventual death of good new music and artistic diversity?