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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.
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.