Michael Webster: 116 Days of Summer Guests

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In my opinion, one of the most important things in music is the community that is created
around it. Here in Manchester we’ve got a fantastic supportive scene surrounding us, it’s
an incredible thing to see. Music is able to break down barriers and create a bond between
people, regardless of differences between them.

When you see people from different backgrounds, classes, race and the such coming
together for a united vision, it’s a beautiful thing. There’s a lot of diversity within the scene
that has cumulated behind us, and not only is it lovely to see, it inspires new and
innovative ideas – people with different musical influences performing together, putting
ideas towards each other and making some truly unique styles of music, and really utilising
a sense of individuality but in unison with one another; this is not only true of musicians but
creatives of all styles. The collaboration I’ve seen from graphic designers, artists, DJs,
promoters – it’s what keeps the creative industries fresh.

It’s a shame that this is often something that isn’t highlighted very well – for example,
there’s little to no government funding in clear view that really pushes for this to be
exemplified further, even when it strengthens the bonds between communities and creates a link between people of different backgrounds.

I think that this is one of the most important things in the music and creative industries, and I’m blessed to be a part of it.

Michael Webster Links

Michael Webster is a musician based in Manchester, UK – also running the label Bread
celebrating local artists and providing opportunities for creative expression in the
local area.





116 Days of Summer Guests


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