Friday, April 10, 2015



India’s only Digital Awards for Independent Artists in Music

Mumbai, April, 2015: After carving a niche in promoting independent artists and nurturing their talent, a digital media, distribution and talent management platform for artists from across the globe, announces the 4th edition of its Awards with Artist Aloud Music Awards 2014, powered by Hungama. Being India’s only digital music awards and independent music honour, it is truly the country’s foremost awards for upcoming talents as well as established artists.  With a large number of India’s population consuming music on mobile and tablet through internet, a platform like has become a name to reckon with for fans and aficionados of independent music.

The idea behind this unique digital music awards is to felicitate the best of independent artists and music released by Artist Aloud. The awards came into inception in 2010 as a consumer voting led activity to encourage global music talents while involving music lovers and getting them to vote for their favourite artists. With the growing number of talented singers & musicians, Artist Aloud is all set to honour and acknowledge the efforts of almost 200 artists from India as well as other international countries. The public voting process will be open from 8th – 22nd April and 29th April – 6th May, exclusively on

Fans can vote for their favourite artists across different genres like Pop, Rock, Fusion and Global music. The awards will have 4 categories like Best Song, Best Male, Best Female & Best Group in the Public voting section and 8 categories like Best Album, Best Video, Best Lyricist, Best Composer, Best Genre, Best language, Best Sound & Best Live Performer in Jury voting section.

Leading names from the music industry have been selected as jurors for the Jury voting category. Experts like Mandar Thakur, COO – Times Music, Devraj Sanyal, MD – Universal Music & EMI, Parag Kamani, Music Critic & Industry veteran, Suresh Thomas, MD Crescendo Music, Ashish Joshi, VP Digital & Business Head Fluence @ CA Media, Luke Kenny, Channel Head – 9XO, Anil Vanwari, Founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief, Andy Singh, CEO-HR Musik Ltd., K.J. Singh – National award winning music producer and engineer & Atul Churamani, MD Turnkey Music & Publishing Ltd have been selected as jury members.

The final awards will be held on 18th May 2015 from 10 am to 10 pm on and multiple social engagement sites where every one hour, one award will be declared. Getting bigger and better this year the finale ceremony will witness the coming together of legends and popular artists from the Indian music industry presenting the Artist Aloud Music Awards to the winners.  

Talking about this distinctive digital awards, Soumini Sridhara Paul, Vice President, Artist Aloud said, “It has been our endeavour to promote and appreciate the talents in the independent music segment. We as a country are huge music lovers with a pool of talented artists and at Artist Aloud we provide an exclusive platform to these artists to reach out to millions of fans across the globe. Artist Aloud Music Awards not only commemorates the success of independent music artists but also gives an opportunity to fans to voice their opinion by voting for their favourite talents. This is the 4th edition of Artist Aloud Music Awards and we hope to make a memorable digital awards for the music industry.”

This year the 4th edition of the Artist Aloud Music Awards, powered by Hungama will be amplified with support from television partner 9xO, India’s leading English music channel and heavily promoted on the airwaves of radio partner 93.5 Red FM. And in the digital space taking it up a notch higher will be the online media partner along with Actfaqs as online promotional partner and Giftxoxo as the gratification partner. Aurave Media has come on board as the outdoor digital partner and Provogue is the Celebrity Lifestyle partner.  Each of the partners will lend their support in making this property as the most desired and renowned honour for independent music artists.


Artist Aloud is a digital media, distribution and talent management platform for independent artists across the Globe. It’s a one stop destination for commercial Independent content across languages, genres and talent. An initiative pioneered by Hungama Digital Media Entertainment Private Ltd., is an opportunity for independent artists to build a connect with their fans and for fans to have access to their music that is previously unreleased and created by the Artist for them. The platform currently houses original music from over three hundred artistes - both well-known and new. It has music from several genres ranging from Alternative Pop, Fusion, English and Hindi Rock, Bollywood Pop and Classic Indi-Pop in Hindi, English, Punjabi, Gujarati, Bengali, etc. is a revolution in the Indian independent music scene that aims to give not only artists but also music lovers the control and right to build the demand for independent music from India and across the world at a global level.

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