Re: MTV and the music industry
It's not just music. Individual taste is subjective, be it music, food, clothing, art, etc.
Budweiser is the world's top-selling beer. It's not the best tasting beer in the world, but it's got a mild flavor that appeals to (or at least doesn't offend) the majority of people. There are beers with more flavor, but taste is very subjective and robust flavors don't necessarily appeal to the majority.
"I prefer books and movies where the conflict isn't of the extreme cannibal apocalypse variety I guess." Redsfaithful