Agency Exec Creates a Quarantine Anthem to Help Musicians Devastated by Covid-19

Matthew Pierce chronicles the quirks of sheltered life

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Agency exec Matthew Pierce got creative during quarantine. Matthew Pierce
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When life is especially tough, artists have always had the option of escaping into their creativity as a way of coping. Songs, short stories and YouTube videos can serve as vehicles of catharsis, synthesizing pain and frustration into art. That feeling of being productive can at times outweigh moments of sorrow, and merely having the ability to turn something terrible into something beautiful can register like a superpower.

Shannon Miller is a writer, podcast creator and contributor to Adweek.