If the state of the music industry is disheartening to you, then you are not alone. A lot of people are really unhappy with the direction the music industry is currently going. Most famous artists appear to be doing the same thing. The music seems repetitive because everyone seems to be doing a variation of the same beats, and the lyrics appear to hold no coherency or meaning anymore. So, it is a sad state of affairs, however, what you can do instead is to divert your attention towards smaller, indie and upcoming artists instead.
Indie artists are smaller artists that are not under any major label and a lot of them are doing their music for the sake of music. You can even find a lot of local indie artists in your own city as well. So, you can check out concerts in Michigan that are being held by indie artists and give them your support. You will find the music very refreshing, and you will once again find yourself enjoying music again. It will also give a great change in the atmosphere since these concerts and music events are comparatively smaller and more intimate. So, there are not as many people there, but the people who are there are there because of their love of music, and you can find yourself getting to know a lot of people. So, not only will you be supporting smaller artists, but you will also get the chance to meet like-minded people in these concerts which can then turn into a potentially lasting friendship. So, the next time you have nothing to do on the weekend, check out concert listings in your area, book a ticket, and then go and support your local artists so that they receive some support and so that you find yourself falling in love with music again.