Re: Pop Music in General
For one thing, pop is a pretty general term. So it really depends on the act.
From what I've come to know, a pop artist's band is comprised of top notch musicians. Sure it may not be the most technically demanding gig, but it's their job to play the part tightly and precisely. Some call it selling out. I call it success. I've got the up most respect for people who are able to land a gig such as this.
On the other hand, there are pop bands who somehow make it to the mainstream through their haircuts... good for them, enjoy it while it lasts.