Promoting live music this year
NIGEL Adams MP has called for musicians and small venues to enter Rock the House 2013, Parliament’s biggest competition which celebrates up-and-coming British artists and the live music venues that support them.
The competition is open to all music lovers who fall into the following categories: solo artist, band, under 19 solo artist, under 19 band, and best small live music venue.
Mr Adams said: “Rock the House is a great opportunity for aspiring artists of any age looking to find a way into the industry. I am excited to listen to the tracks that the people of Selby and Ainsty can come up with, and hope to receive as many submissions as possible.”
The Selby and Ainsty MP met with the American rockers “All Time Low” at the Leeds Festival earlier this summer and kept in touch with the band, asking them to become patrons: “I’m thrilled that All Time Low are on board supporting this competition and they’re in very good company with Brian May, Mark Hoppus (also above) from Blink 182 and many more superstars”,” he said. “This competition is the perfect opportunity for talented artists to promote their music, and win some life-changing prizes in the process – from guitars and amps, to slots at gigs and festivals.”
Brian May, Queen guitarist and songwriter said: “The UK is a hotbed of musical talent from all genres, and if the British music industry is going to grow and thrive then musicians need to be able to make a living from selling their product.”
Mr Adams will choose his favourite from each category, after which a judging panel made of international music industry experts will chose the finalists. They will compete in a live battle of the bands, and the winner of each category will then perform live on the balcony of the House of Commons on June 26.
Applications close on March 1, 2013. Contct Nigel Adams MP at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
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