Well, the question implies that music “went down.” We’re all aware that while sports programs are uber-funded in our schools, music and the arts can be under-funded, and in some cases, even completely diminished.
The good news: I see music getting some excellent attention and kudos these days! For example: it is not unusual for 60 Minutes, a very popular TV show, to air something about music or a particular musician. And have you checked on Facebook, a super popular social media platform for our generation? Almost daily, I see at least one post about how music helped someone.
So, perhaps it’s two things: 1) yes, music is making a comeback, and 2) it is being re-purposed, used more and more for healing. I vote yes!!