Mike Gives Final Call for Budding Local Musicians to Enter Music Competition

As the deadline of Monday 31st March draws closer, Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade and founder of Rock the House, is encouraging any constituents who want to take part to apply before the competition closes.

Rock the House, now Parliament’s largest competition, raises awareness of the importance of protecting intellectual property rights among legislators and the general public. Musicians enter their original material to their MP, who ultimately nominates one entrant per competition category.

This is an excellent opportunity for budding musicians. A panel of industry executives presides over choosing the finalists and winners, who go on to have their pieces played in Parliament and win an array of prizes, from equipment, festival slots, exposure, recording sessions, radio and TV airplay and more. For more information on how to take part, visit www.rockthehousehoc.com.

Commenting, Mike said: “Every year the competition gets bigger and better and my thanks go to our Patrons, Sponsors, Judges, the entrants, the MPs who take part and the loyal team who have run the project since its inception in 2010. If you’re a keen musician and especially if you’re from Hove and Portslade, make sure you take part in the 2014 competition and apply before Monday 31st March.”