I'm often amazed at how few Christians seem to listen to current Christian music anymore. I shouldn't be, but I am. I think it's because I was raised as part of the Christian subculture. I was steeped in it. I was a Steve Green-ing, Michael W. Smith-ing, Sandy Patti-ing, Truth-ing, 4Him-ing, Steve Curtis Chapman-ing, D.C. Talk-ing fanboy. Their music was good for me and everything else out there was bad. If it wasn't about Jesus, it was forbidden fruit.
I'm over that now. I listen to mainstream music quite a lot these days. And so do most Christians. I mean, turn on KLTY and you'll hear Daughtry! It seems to me that CCM, Christian bookstores, etc. are in serious decline. So I googled "Christian music industry struggling" and found a fascinating article that confirms my "fears." I put "fears" in quotation marks because it's not necessarily a bad thing. Doesn't the idea of "Christian subculture" run counter to the message of Christ anyway?
Okay, I don't want to make this too long lest you decide not to read this fascinating article. And remember that "heaven and earth will pass away, but God's Word is forever."