Does Library music make sense: a composer writes a tune for some imaginary commercial scene in advance, and the written small pieces are put in a library for sale, and available to anyone who is willing to pay for the right to use them.
Library music was a product of a special time in the 90s when TV and radio medias expanded and they needed low cost music productions: the team worked like an assembly line, preparing the scores in advance and using the free time of the studio between breaks.
From creation, recording to publication of the music piece, composers and musicians didn’t have time to refine it. In the end, they may not even get paid enough, and they may not even had their names on the score or the record. Their music may have been popular, or easily forgotten. Or maybe they didn’t even get to know the results of their own music pieces.
Was it fair, was it worthwhile? At least they had more or less passionately created it.
I think the whole story is quite sad, and it’s exactly how people's lives are. It's like a lotus flower growing in the mud, looking for a little trace of freedom in the midst of unfreedom.