This is a culture that appreciates vintage/classic movies, cars, and stylistic expression. This is also a culture that embraces making something new out of the old. And despite the ending Skrillex lyrics from “Rock ‘n Roll Will Take You to the Mountain,” music is about innovation and expression, regardless of the form expressed.
“You have technicians here, making noise.
No one is a musician.
They are not artists because no one can play the guitars.”
Music, defined: an art of sound in time that expresses ideas and emotions in significant forms through the elements of rhythm, melody, harmony, and color.
Judge for yourself. We all have our own tastes, and it is not in anyone’s best interest to stifle the creative expression of others. Such a bland grey world would exist if that were the case.
For funsies, here’s an article written by Dr. Jim Porter on the topic of remixes, called Remix Culture, Remix Writing from the Armstrong Institute for Interactive Media Studies.