The Global Indian Music Academy (GiMA) Awards, the most credible platform for the recognition and felicitation of Indian musicians, is all set to kick off its 4th edition as it invites musicians and music professionals to send their entries. GiMA provides a cohesive platform to celebrate and recognise those who push the boundaries of Indian Music, across a wide range of film and non-film music genres. Entries will close on 10th May, 2013
This year GiMA has added three new categories, making it a total of 13 awards in the Non-Film music categories and 11 awards for Film music. For film music, there is a new award for the Best Duet whereas for non-film there will be two new awards, one for Best Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Track and an award for Best Indie Song, in an initiative to reflect the new genres of music.
Speaking on the occasion, A.R Rahman said “It’s imperative for Indian musicians to have a credible platform to showcase their talent to the world. GiMA serves as one of these ideal vehicles for the Indian music fraternity and I applaud them. The Awards is truly a great initiative as they seek to bring recognition and respect to the musicians of our country.”
The Voting process is very stringent and is closely monitored by KPMG, the official process auditors for the awards. Nominees are selected by an eminent jury panel of over 30 members. The Academy which comprises over 300 members from the music and film industry then vote for the final winners in a secret ballot process. The Academy’s votes are tabulated by KPMG to determine the winners. The entire voting process is based on peer-to-peer recognition making it a highly credible process.
The Advisory board and Jury consists of some of the most prolific names of the Indian music industry including Javed Akhtar, Dr L Subramanium, Pt Shivkumar Sharma, Prasoon Joshi, Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, Loy Mendonsa, Hariharan, Sunil Lulla, Vishal Bhardwaj, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Shaan, Sonu Nigam, Mukesh Bhatt, Kailash Kher, Lesle Lewis, Vijay Lazarus, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Bhushan Kumar, Shridhar Subramaniam, Salim Merchant and Sulaiman Merchant to name a few.
Commenting on the Awards, Sonu Nigam said “GiMA is a pioneering attempt to bring together the entire music industry on one illustrious platform to honor artistes & musicians. I am personally eager to see the nominations in the non-film categories as it really opens up opportunities for musicians who work outside of the film industry.”
GiMA Advisory Board & Jury member, Shankar Mahadevan said “The opportunities and visibility that GiMA provides to Indian artistes is really incredible. They are true pioneers and their noble endeavour to unify the entire music industry and honour talent is praiseworthy. It is heartwarming to see the prestigious Awards move into its 4th edition and continue to applaud the industry’s most deserving artistes.”
Sabbas Joseph, Director, Wizcraft International said, “As we enter the 4th edition of GiMA we look forward to continuing with our endeavor to honor the best and most talented individuals in the Indian Music Industry on one unified platform. With the introduction of the new categories we hope to receive a wider and more diverse range of entries that reflect the pulse of the music scene in the country.”
Music Labels, Film Producers and Independent artistes are invited to enter music released between 1 April 2012 and 31 March 2013. The GiMA entry process is online wherein participants can send in their entries at http://www.gima.co.in.
The Global Indian Music Academy (GIMA) Awards, an initiative by Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd was started in 2010 to acknowledge and give the Music industry a unified platform to celebrate their talent, promote and recognize Indian music’s transcending genres in the country. GiMA is a unique initiative in Indian music with a vision to honour artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in Indian music. Launched in 2010, the Global Indian Music Academy Awards is a flagship initiative under the aegis of the Academy which strives to bring the music fraternity on a single platform to promote Indian music and musicians. GiMA Awards is the only property that provides a unique platform that honours talent across various genres in Indian music, giving them the same importance and recognition. An initiative of Wizcraft International, the GiMA Awards powered by Micromax is partnered by IMI, T-Series, MCAI, SAI and other key constituents of the music industry. For more information on the Global Indian Music Awards, please visit www.GiMA.co.in
About-Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd:
Wizcraft International Entertainment, India’s leading Event and Entertainment Company is dedicated to showcasing its expertise on the world stage. The Global Indian Music Academy (GiMA) and The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) are some of its initiatives. Having begun its operations in 1988, Wizcraft has conceptualized and produced events staged in Mauritius, UK, New York, Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia, Netherlands, South Africa, Iraq, Australia and Sri Lanka among others. Wizcraft’s clientele comprise leading global corporates, governments of various countries, leading international entertainment and sports associations, and celebrities. The company is focused on providing Global Event Management Solutions at the doorstep of its global clientele.