POP IS DEAD!! especially premixed, premeasured, prepackeged muscial spam. (Spice Girls, BSB, NSync etc. etc.)
nononono its just taken a new form!! There are hundreds of manufactured bands and acts but they have given themselves specialized genres. Just look at Jungle, its just about the easiest music to make in the world, its even easier than Dance (which can have some good vocals), trance etc...
Even Punk is being abused by stupid teeny boppers, take Avril Lavigne for example. 100% pop but she wears clothes she thinks (well she doesn't think..), the record company thinks makes her look punk, slags people off in news interviews and even contradict herself in her songs (that she wrote *wink*), 'Complicated' was about her trying to be punk when shie is most definetely pop.