I've had this question for a long time..
First of all, I listen to mostly underground. Maybe it's just my preference, but I find lots of incredible music which cannot even compete with music from the commercialized main stream. And still, even now, there are people, not celebrities, producing mindblowing songs. One day, one of my friends asked me that I should like main streams more, because simply they're popular. I said that's bullshyt but I kept wondering why these under musicians are not more popular? For example, on youtube, Nomak's Anger Of The Earth has 181,000 views while Bieber has million views? Is that mean most people find Bieber's songs more inspirational than Nomak's? I would've not questioned it if their popularity gap is close; however it's not. I think it is because of peer pressure whether it is concious or unconcious, and lack of opportuny to show their works to majority of people because of the main stream music corporation. I am not here to diss or degrade mainstream. I am just wondering, because it is a lot worse in my country... what do you guys think?