Everybody wants their stuff louder than the next guy, so they cram everything into the top 3 to 6 dB, killing all the dynamics.
Bob Orban, who's company makes a popular radio limiter, wrote a good article on this many years ago, an how the limiter clamps down on these types of signals moreso and makes them quieter than a signal with some actual dynamics.
I suggest making music that sounds like music. Over-compressed signals sound harsh, and most listeners don't sit through very much of a harsh unpleasant signal, they move on.
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