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Radio City launches Freedom Awards

Entries invited from all the independent artists. Gala award night on the May 31, 2013

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | April 8, 2013

Radio City CEO Apurva Purohit unvieling the trophy of Radio City Freedom Award

Radio City 91.1 FM has announced Radio City Freedom Awards - a platform to recognize and reward independent music across genres and languages. A grand celebration & award night on the 31st of May will witness the best of ‘Indie’ music talent under one roof as Radio City Freedom Awards celebrates talent across all genres of ‘independent’ music. Entries are now open & Radio City invites all the independent artists to submit their compositions on www.planetradiocity.com/rcfa.

Radio City Freedom, the web radio stream on PlanetRadiocity.com is a dedicated channel that offers original Indie music to Indians across the globe. Radio City Freedom has only witnessed an upward trend in the listenership & has proved to be a devoted platform for all the indie artists. Taking a step further this year, ‘Radio City Freedom Awards (RCFA)’ will support and encourage fresh talent across diverse music genres. RCFA promotes Indie music which is the new sound of the new generation.

Radio City Freedom Awards invites entries from across the globe in 8 categories viz. Best Hip-Hop Rap Artist, Best Folk Fusion Artist, Best Pop Artist, Best Rock, Best Metal, Best Electronica Artist, Best Video, Best Album Art. Musicians all over the world can send in their entries from the 6th of April till the 5th of May. Aspirants can upload their entries on www.planetradiocity.com/rcfa or alternatively submit CDs of their compositions at any of the touch points across the 8 cities of Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bangalore.

Shortlisted entries will be judged by the esteemed panel of judges comprising of Luke Kenny, Midival Punditz, Atul Churamani, Yotam Agam & Nandini Srikar. The winners will be felicitated on the RCFA award night in Mumbai on the 31st of May. The event would be televised on UTV Bindaas.

Speaking on Radio City Freedom Awards, Apurva Purohit, CEO, Radio City 91.1 FM says, “Radio City Freedom Awards is a pioneering effort to celebrate independent music. This attempt is to provide a pedestal for the immense talent of indie artists producing rich & diverse music. It is a celebration where Radio City felicitates excellence in Indie music. We are sure that this initiative will only encourage thousands of aspiring indie musicians & act as a launch-pad for them.”

Ashit Kukian, President & COO, Radio City 91.1 FM, articulates, “Radio City Freedom Awards fulfills the need gap for recognition in the independent music space. An award of this kind will definitely vitalize the immense talent in the space that sometimes goes unrecognized. This is a global platform that pits the best of indie musicians against each other. It provides an interface between the emerging fresh talent and the stalwarts in the industry who comprise our jury. We hope to see some fireworks of talent in Radio City Freedom Awards.”

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