3 Michigan artists speak about 3 musical cultures and genre loyalty

Music streaming services are the future and they’re redefining what people listen to, yet genre loyalty remains. In 2016, Nielsen, a company that studies consumer habits worldwide, found a 76 percent increase in on-demand audio streams. These services, like Spotify and Apple Music, have algorithms designed to help listeners instantly customize their musical preferences. And the rigid boundary lines that once delineated genres seem to be less strict – more people are listening to varied music. Broadcasting platforms like radio are also taking notice. “I’m always looking to some degree.

Omar Said is a Michigan State University student who grew up in a cultural enclave in Livonia, Michigan.

Data points to growing diversity in U.S.

Fifty years from now, America’s population will have unprecedented diversity. By 2065, the number of immigrants or people with immigrant parents in the U.S. will go from about a quarter of the population to just over one third, according to Pew Research Center.

Professor of Finance at Michigan State University Professor of Finance Andrei Simonov.

Gap between rich and poor is getting wider

Your chances of beating out mom and dad financially are lower than you think.

Americans born in the 1940s had a 92 percent chance of earning more money than their parents. By the 1960s, that number had dropped by almost a third, to 62 percent. And by the 1980s, the chances were only 50 percent, according to The Equality of Opportunity Project.

Dr. Peter Chiaravalli volunteers his time at the Volunteers of America Michigan Dental Clinic.

How do people descend into poverty and how does that affect Lansing?

Eviction blindsides many people at the bottom of the income scale. Citizens in poverty – those people making equal to or less than $12,000 annually in a single-person family according to the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation – are in a tough situation because they have no resource net besides their paychecks.