Mike has welcomed British musician Julian Lennons support of his Rock the House 2012 competition (www.rockthehouse2012.com).
The competition was set up by Mike to raise awareness of the importance of intellectual property rights and copyright protection. After the success of the first competition in 2011, Rock the House is coming back even louder in 2012.
Commenting, Mike said: Rock the House received a tremendous amount of support last year, from world famous rockstars to members of the House of Lords. Julian Lennon was really keen to get involved and believes that Rock the House is an excellent vehicle to address the issues of intellectual property and the importance of live music.
Julian Lennon added: “Many of our greatest bands started out playing the smaller venues around the country, learning their craft and building their audiences. Many of these venues are now struggling, their loss would be a disaster for our industry and I am glad that Rock the House is here to highlight how important live music is, both to our cultural identity but also to our economy.”
Rockstars who have recently agreed to become Patrons of the project are Ian Gillan from Deep Purple, Mark Hoppus from Blink-182, Alice Cooper, Robin Gibb, Rob Caggiano from Anthrax, Matt Tuck from Bullet For My Valentine and Charlie Simpson from Busted and Fightstar.