Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, and founder of Rock the House, a music competition which draws attention to the importance of Intellectual Property, praised the winners of the 2013 competition and was delighted by the success of the final.
The final of the 2013 competition was held on the Terrace of the House of Commons on Wednesday 26th June, where the winners had the once in a lifetime opportunity to play their winning song in Parliament. A large number of parliamentarians attended the final, including Mike’s colleague, the Rt Hon Maria Miller MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport.
Rock the House, now Parliament’s biggest competition, was set up by Mike to raise awareness amongst MPs of Intellectual Property, copyright and live music. For more information on the competition, click here.
Winners of the 2013 Competition
Best Solo Artist – Abi Uttley
Mike’s Discretionary Award – Collibus
Best Band – Bridges
Best Small Live Venue –The Boars Head
Best Music Video –Order of Voices
Best Band – Mic Lowry
Commenting, Mike said: “Rock the House 2013 has been a fantastic success. Over 400 MPs entered this year, which makes this parliament’s biggest competition. I am delighted that the finalists all enjoyed their moment of glory, when they got to play on the Terrace of the House of Commons and wish them the best of luck for their future careers. I know that leaders of the music industry, as well as bands and venues, found it helpful to discuss copyright issues with my ministerial colleagues.”