Shout Out To Ealing's Musicians and Film-makers

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Musicians and film-makers in Ealing are being urged to show off the borough's creative talent at Parliament.

The competition 'Rock the House' and 'Film the House' is in its fifth year, and puts creative locals in contact with the movers and shakers of the two industries.

Musicians and film-makers have to enter original material to their MP, who ultimately nominates one entrant per competition category. The competitions are free to enter.

A panel of industry executives preside over choosing the finalists and winners, who go on to have their pieces played in Parliament and can win an array of prizes, from equipment, live music slots, exposure, recording sessions, radio and TV airplay and more.

Judged by big names the dates for the 2016 competitions are:

  • 14th April, under 19’s closing date for entries to MPs
  • 28th April, closing date for MPs to announce their under 19’s constituency nomination
  • 1st May, over 19’s closing date for entries to MPs
  • 31st May, closing date for MPs to announce all other constituency nominations
  • 20th June, final battle of the bands
  • 4th July, awards ceremony


Ealing Southall Labour MP Virendra Sharma MP said:

''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 Ealing, 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.''

Member of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee and Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Music, Nigel Adams MP (Selby & Ainsty) and Liberal Democrat Lords’ Spokesperson for The Creative Industries, Lord Tim Clement-Jones are to head up Rock the House & Film the House for 2015-2016 in Parliament.

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.”

Former Intellectual Property Minister Lord Younger said:

"Rock the House has once again been a genuine success this year, engaging a unique combination of politicians, young people and consumers alike with the message of respect for IP. I am committed to making sure the copyright system that underpins the UK’s outstanding music industry is understood and respected.”


For more information on how to enter Rock the House apply here and for Film the House apply here


Best of luck!


16th April 2016







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