Friday, 11 February 2011

Inviting Local Bands to Rock The House!

Calling all unsigned local bands!

A press release has just landed on my desk asking me to propose the best unsigned band and best live venue from my Chatham & Aylesford constituency and I want to hear your suggestions!

This follows the official launch of 'Rock The House', a national music competition in search of talented new artists and venues from across the UK, being sponsored by the Hove MP Mike Weatherley, a Parliamentary champion for the music industry.

‘Rock The House’ is a music competition with a political twist; supporting unsigned bands and artists, it will raise political awareness of issues around music copyright and the importance of protecting the intellectual property of artists’ work.

Bands, artists and venues are invited to enter themselves, via their local MP, who will make nominations to a judging panel of music industry heavyweights, on behalf of their own constituencies. Entries can be submitted until the closing date of 31st March 2011. Winners will be announced by the end of May.
You can email me direct with a link to your myspace or other audio sharing space on tracey.crouch.mp@parliament.uk

All competition finalists will be invited to attend an exclusive star-studded event on the Terrace of the House of Commons on 30th June. Other top prizes up for grabs for winners include: Yamaha music gear and instruments, master classes with top industry consultants, high profile media coverage, and much more.

Sponsors and supporters include: UK Music, Future Publishing, EMI, Yamaha, Consumer Focus, Music Managers Forum (MMF), Incorporated Society of Musicians, and All Party Parliamentary Group on Music (APPG).

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Flowing are delighted to be nominated for Rock the House. Thank you Tracey! Regards, The Flowing

Anonymous said...

Hi Tracey
When it comes to the music industry as a whole the unsigned band scene is dying on it feet due to venue after venue closing. can I ask when the pub/venue trade will not be villified for the 'booze' culture and be scene as a valuable industry? Get rid of the cheap beer in supermarkets and set a reasonable price at the pump.! The broad spectrum of british musical life is getting drushed.