MP seeks unsigned musical talent
22nd February 2011
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Chase MP Aidan Burley has called for unsigned bands and venues across Cannock Chase to take part in ‘Rock the House’, a live music event to celebrate the British music industry.

Described by Mike Weatherley MP as a “music competition with a political twist” Rock the House intends to support unsigned bands and artists whilst raising political awareness of the importance of music and other creative businesses in the UK.

Supported by a myriad of big names within music, including key sponsors UK Music and Future Publishing, the competition has already attracted significant interest from a number of chart toppers.


Both bands and music venues are invited to enter themselves, via their 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. Further details and the official application form are available online at: and winners will be announced by the end of May.


Commenting Aidan said: “Music is hugely important to this country and it is imperative therefore to ensure that the UK’s composers, artists and musicians can continue to dominate the world stage.  I believe it is vital that we recognise the role of intellectual property in enabling artists to generate an income, the significant contribution that music sales make to the British economy, and our continued development of new talent.”

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