14th April: U19's applications deadline
1st May: General applications deadline
7th June - Finalists announced
13th June - Battle of the bands, London4th July - Awards ceremony
Rock The House and Film The House are Parliament's largest competitions and aim to raise awareness of the importance of protecting intellectual property rights among legislators and the general public.
Musicians and film makers enter their original material to their MP, who ultimately nominates one entrant per competition category. 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, live music slots, exposure, recording sessions, radio and TV airplay and more.
The competitions give Parliamentarians an opportunity to engage with a grass-roots creative demographic and provides the creative community with a vehicle through which to communicate their issues to legislators. In short, the House Initiatives provide a means for the UK creative industries to communicate the importance of protecting its intellectual property rights in a fun manner which gives a foundation for Parliamentarians to protect creative output.
And the competitions are free for all musicians and film makers to enter! Please read our terms and conditions before entering.
Over 19's Battle of the Bands Monday 13th June
- Concrete Caverns, Anne Main MP (band)
- Sun Arcana, Marc Francois MP (band)
- Chasing Shadows, James Davies MP (band)
- Joe Jury, Virendra Sharma MP (solo)
- Mark John, Nigel Adams MP (solo)
- Bre Musiq, Andy Mcdonald MP (solo)
- Charlie Leavy, Victoria Prentis MP (solo)
These acts will be performing at a battle of the bands on Monday 13th June from 1pm @ The Bedford, London. Good luck to all!
CONGRATULATIONS to The Reaper (David Cameron MP) who won the under 19's battle of the bands.
Under 19's Battle of the Bands with Yamaha Tuesday 31st May
Congratulations to all the acts that made it through to the next round with Yamaha, see below for names. The public are invited to watch live performances at The Bedford pub, London at 7:30pm on Tuesday 31st May. We hope to see you there!
1. Karen Lumley: Stuart Woolfenden, Solo Artist
2. Adrian Bailey: Demi Marriner, Solo Artist
3. Bob Stewart: Ben Goffin, Solo Artist
4. Robert Halfon: Cameron Sanderson, Solo Artist
5. David Cameron: The Reapers, Band
6. Lucy Frazer: Staycations, Band
7. Geoffrey Cox: State of Contradiction, Band
8. Jacob Rees-Mogg: Trenchard, Band
9. Simon Burns: State of Millenia, Band
10. Pete Wishart: Stop the Rain, Band
11. Mark Pawsey: Burning Fury, Band
12. Huw Merriman: Wild Horse, Band
13. Nusrat Ghani: The Melts, Band
14. Brandon Lewis: AJQJ, Band
15. Craig Whittaker: The Deadstones, Band
16. Richard Benyon: Base Camp, Band
17. Michael Gove: Sweet Revenge, Band
18. Andrew Bridgen: The Lids, Band
Nigel Adams MP & Lord Tim Clement-Jones to head up Rock The House and Film The House 2016
Member of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee and Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Music, Nigel Adams MP (Selby & Ainsty) and Liberal Democrat Lords’ Spokesperson for The Creative Industries, Lord Tim Clement-Jones are to head up Rock the House & Film the House for 2015-2016 in Parliament.
The Rock the House & Film the House competitions raise awareness of the importance of protecting Intellectual Property Rights (copyright) among legislators and the general public. Musicians and film makers enter their original material to their MP, who choose one entrant per competition category to represent their constituency. A panel of top industry executives then presides over choosing the finalists and winners, who go on to have their pieces played in Parliament (or an equally prestigious venue as last year at the US Ambassadors private residence, Winfield House!). Additionally, winners receive an array of prizes, from equipment, festival slots, exposure, recording sessions, radio and TV airplay and more.
The RTH and FTH competitions have huge cross party support and are a great means for Parliamentarians to engage with the UKs grass-roots creative future, and provides the creative community with a vehicle through which to communicate directly with their MPs in a fun, unusual way. Nudging the importance of protecting IP up the political agenda.