Steve Urges Liverpool to Join Rock Competition

(November 04, 2014)

Steve & the Beatles

Steve Rotheram MP calls for musicians and film-makers to enter Rock the House and Film the House

The Walton MP is supporting musicians and film-makers from across Liverpool by calling for local artists to enter Parliament’s two largest creative competitions, Rock the House and Film the House.

Founded by Mike Weatherley MP, the annual competitions offer the opportunity to put local musicians and film-makers in direct contact with the movers and shakers of the two industries, and to have the best of Walton’s talent take front and centre stage. Judged by the leading lights of industry, with prizes ranging from festival slots, studio time, top-notch equipment, and your work premiered in London’s West End, the Rock the House and Film the House competitions are a pioneering opportunity to showcase what Liverpool has to offer, raising awareness about the importance of Intellectual property (IP) to our creative industries and country.

Dates for the 2015 competitions are:

  • 31 December 2014, closing date for entries to MPs
  • 1 February 2015, closing date for MPs to announce their constituency nominations
  • 18 March, Finals

More information on how to apply for each competition can be found at:

Steve said:

“Liverpool has had more UK number 1s than any other city so I’m confident we can find an artist to win this award again although I know other cities will be vying for this prestigious award. Indeed, as the only MP to have sung on a Christmas number one I know how competitive the music industry can be. I welcome the return of Parliament’s most-hotly contested competitions, and would urge all local musicians and film-makers to enter Rock the House and Film the House. This is an excellent opportunity for Liverpool Walton to celebrate our local talent and, as all nominations are judged by industry experts, there is no finer chance for our musicians and film-makers to gain exposure.”

Competition founder Mike Weatherley MP said:

"Rock the House and Film the House have gone from strength to strength each year, with more participants from more constituencies involved last year than ever before. If you're a musician or a film maker, make sure you take part in the 2015 competition!"

Rock legend and actor, Alice Cooper said:

“Rock the House is a great project which celebrates the fantastic diversity of the British music scene and gives musicians a vehicle through which to hold their legislators accountable about protecting the music industry’s intellectual property.”

For more information on how to enter Rock the House go to;

and for Film the House


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