Apparently new artist don't even know what a melody is and drum machines suck

l'm not a fan of new country however why does every song sound the same? And Apparently real drumming is a dying art as drum machines rule the roost. Nobody knows how to write a melody anymore even if i didn't like the style of music i could respect a well written melody well not anymore.How long before music will be 100% phased out. Are we next? This generation doesn't even know what the word audiophile means.When i used to open the audio magazines back in the 1970's as a teenager the pages came alive and everybody was enthusiastic about the sound of real music and how it made us feel and when you got concert tickets to your favorite band and showed up at school the next day wearing the concert tee,you instantly became cool.l feel sorry for those generations who did not get to experience real living and happiness what's that? O.k no we did not have computers or cell phones or 500 cable T.V channels and we didn't need them because we were to busy living. and if i wanted to play video games i hit the arcade with my friends and we laughed and had a good time,Does anybody remember good times. l wouldn't trade being a teenager again for the memories of a life spent living which is something this generation will sadly never know my friends.
On this score I totally agree that you are NOT going to find great new music by talented musicians on any mainstream radio station, period.

As has been mentioned for better venues.
College stations, streaming services, both Spotify and Qobuz have whole sections just dedicated to new and up and coming artists.
Too much great  stuff and not enough time to listen!
My problem is finding the $ to pay for all the new music I want on LP ;-) . As others have said, there is currently a LOT of great new music being made. Expecting to hear it on TV or most commercial radio is not realistic. If we can find the good stuff, so can you! It's all over YouTube.
O.k you don't need to spend a lot of money on new vinyl cut from digital master all your getting is a vinyl cd. encode the 33 hertz frequency onto digital audio and not only do you remove the digital fingerprint the digital audio will sound as good or better than vinyl cut from analog master.

It's a popular myth that "all" vinyl is being cut from digital masters. I say myth because it's simply not true. Anyone who has been in a professional recording studio lately knows that. I recently recorded in the same studio in Portland Oregon in which Bill Frisell has recorded most of his recent albums. It's done on a 2" multi-track, then mixed onto a 1/2" 2-track, all in analogue. The 2-track analogue mix tapes are sent for LP mastering, not digital copies.

New West Records attaches a sticker to the front of their LP's that proudly proclaims: "Audio mastered For Vinyl". Buddy Miller (Emmylou Harris' band leader, producer, solo artist) records his New West albums (and those he produces for other artists) on the 2" analogue multi-track he has in his Nashville living room studio, then mixes onto an analogue 2-track. His albums sound amazing! Great music, too.

Sure, they are in the minority, but so what? "Good" music itself is in the minority; whatta ya gonna do, stop listening to all music 'cause some of it's not good? All the great reissues being done by audiophile labels (MoFi, Analogue Productions, etc.) are done from analogue masters. I sure wish those repeating the falsehood they have heard would educated themselves. Generalizations are rarely true or accurate.

wasting time on Sam = 0

listening for awesome new music for @noromance while he is at work = 100

no disrespect @bdp24 but JJ Cale ( all analog out of his Escondido studio ) used a drum machine to good effect. ( you would have been better, behind the beat in the pocket ) but it will just have to do...