Rotosound’s Chairman, Jason How, was at the House’s of Parliament yesterday to meet with Mike Weatherley MP, to find out more about the Rock The House charity.
Rock The House is a competition where MP’s are invited to put forward an unsigned, up and coming artist, band or live music venue from their constituency, with the objective of raising the political profile of the UK’s music industry. Mick Weatherly started the charity last year with the aim of raising the awareness of intellectual property rights and the importance of live music to the UK economy within the House of Commons.
Rotosound has been part of the British Music Scene for over fifty years, working with music legends like Jimi Hendrix, John Entwistle and Humphrey Littleton. Paul McCartney used Rotosound strings on the Beatles White album; ACDC on some of their earlier albums and Brian May and John Deacon also used their strings back in the 1970’s.
As a UK based manufacturer of musical instrument strings that are used throughout the world by some of the world’s greatest musician, Jason is well aware of the huge importance the UK music industry has in terms of employment and overseas earnings. He also appreciates the importance of supporting break through artists and is proud that Rotosound is a sponsor of the Rock The House competition. ‘Rotosound is a keen champion of British Industry, particularly within music and is also a strong supporter of British music artists,’ said Jason, ‘this competition is a fantastic way to raise awareness of and promote all that is great about the UK music industry.’