7th Edition of GiMA Awards by Wizcraft is Back! Entries Invited Across 22 Categories
by Kanika Mehta Business Events | January 10, 2017 | News
An initiative by Wizcraft International Entertainment, The Global Indian Music Academy (GiMA) Awards has announced the 7th edition of its prestigious awards, inviting entries from music labels, producers, and independent artistes.
Entries have been open from Dec 23, 2016 and will be open until Jan 8, 2017. Music released between Jan 1, 2016 and Dec 31, 2016 can be sent in by Music Labels, Film Producers and Independent artistes. The entries can be sent through the official website of GiMA.
Possibly the most respected platform that honours talent in Indian music, GiMA will continue to applaud the best in Indian music and those who have created music with the power to touch millions of lives.
Sabbas Joseph, Director, Wizcraft International says, “With every passing year GiMA has grown bigger and better with interesting categories & initiatives. As we enter our 7th year, we look forward to taking this legacy forward.”
Commenting on the Awards, GiMA Advisory Board Member, Shridhar Subramanian, MD, Sony Music India and Chairman of IMI and PPL said, “Every year GiMA recognizes and awards the Industries best and exposes new talent and great performances.This year the industry comes together to celebrate artists and music.”
Popular singer Sonu Nigam added, “GiMA, for years now has been one of the biggest musical platforms that every musician wants to be a part of. As we step into the 7th edition of the GiMA Awards, I am pleased to be a part of this great platform and witness some impeccable performances and talents being appreciated for all their extraordinary work.”
Dedicated to celebrating musical excellence, GiMA encapsulates a plethora of genres including classical, devotional, pop, rock, fusion, Bollywood, folk and more with the total number of award categories being 22 with 11 in the Film and 11 in the Non-Film segment. The voting process is open only to members from the Indian music industry and is monitored by KPMG, process advisors and evaluators for the awards. The Jury members which comprises of experts across various genres of the music industry are actively involved in the voting process for the nominees. The Academy that comprises of over 350 members of the music and film industry votes for the final winners in a secret ballot process. The Advisory Board plays an important part in streamlining the Awards process; and all major decisions are taken with the consensus of the Board.
The Advisory Board and Jury consist of some of the noted names like Javed Akhtar, Dr. L Subramanium, Pt. Shiv Kumar Sharma, Prasoon Joshi, Shankar Mahadevan, Vishal Bhardwaj, Mukesh Bhatt and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra among others.
Music released between Jan 1, 2016 and Dec 31, 2016 can be sent in by Music Labels, Film Producers and Independent artistes. The entries can be sent through the official website of GiMA.