Originally Posted by SheamusO'Shaunessy
Oh but I know there is more than this music, i listen to good and new(most of it) music. But you hear shit music on the radio and in clubs and it pisses me off that that is what people want to hear.
It's not a straight forward as "that is what people want to hear". Nowdays, many people have been turned on to satellite radio, or internet services such as Pandora and Last.FM which you can customise your own radio playlist based on the music YOU like.
What you're referring to is a dated culture. When it comes to the "mainstream" radio you're referring to, the radio Jockeys are at the mercy of BMI and ASCA who are licencing handlers for the major music labels in America. They can play stuff that isn't on rotation or non- selected singles, but often times they'll have to pay a licencing fee.
If that's all certain people want, it often has more to do with their lack of exposure to music than anything.