Why is there so much plain lousy stuff in media?
People ask this a lot, and they complain about it even more. I do it, you do it, our friends do it, and there are people paid to complain about it. Certainly we have enough material to complain about.
Lately, the internet-savvy became aware of Ark Music Factory due to a mocked video they released. Ark is pretty much a Beiber Machine, and its sudden prominence heralded a short, and apparently now dead, discussion of talent cultivation in various circles. I expect it to be forgotten shortly because there will be some other example of questionable content creation to complain about.