Recently, I attended the annual Summit of the Music and Entertainment Educators Association in Washington, DC.
It was an exceptional and inspirational weekend. I met many new colleagues from across the United States and beyond while heard a number of keynote speakers. Among the speakers included folks from places such as the US Copyright Office, Sound Exchange, Peer Music Publishing and the Recording Industry Association of America.
During a time when we hear of "The Arts" being cut or reduced from schools, I was especially taken by just one sentence from one of the speakers. Although the speaker was talking about music in particular, this carries over to all the arts.
He said: "Everyone uses what we do."
Think about it. Use it if someone challenges you about the value of the arts.