Similar to the way that some of Silicon Valley's genius minds feed into the "Deep State", Rodgers is one of a few brilliant cogs in the major music industry's machine.
If you ask a lot of old-man-lawn-campers, people like Rodgers are becoming more of a rarity. I don't think that's necessarily the case, but I do think that as the music market floods with lower cost (or free) productions from talented grassroots producers, there will be an increased strain on big music. This strain will couple with rapidly changing distribution methods and more methods for circumvention of payment to really test big music.
Rodgers didn't impress me with "Get Lucky", but obviously he's talented. I think for a lot of people, and maybe myself; when someone is under contract to produce artistic works, the creative process is damaged in some way. If he's immune to that... niceee.