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Radio City gears up for second edition of ‘Freedom Awards’

The radio station is inviting entries from independent Indian artistes across the globe

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | November 5, 2014

Radio-City-Freedom-Awards-2014After the tremendous response and support received in the inaugural year, Radio City 91.1 FM has announced the second edition of Radio City Freedom Awards. Radio City is inviting entries from Indian artistes across the globe in eight categories – Best Hip-Hop Rap Artiste, Best Folk Fusion Artiste, Best Pop Artiste, Best Rock, Best Metal, Best Electronica Artiste, Best Video, Best Album Art.

The 2nd edition of the Awards goes a step forward in encouraging fresh talent across diverse music genres by adding three new categories – Best Young Indie Artiste/Band, Best Indie Collaboration of the Year and Indie Genius- Person of the Year.

Musicians can send in their entries from November 3 to November 17, 2014. Aspirants can upload their entries on or alternatively submit CDs of their compositions at any of the touch points across the eight cities of Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Chennai, Hyderabad and Bengaluru.

Shortlisted entries will be judged by the esteemed panel of judges comprising Atul Churamani, Yotam Agam, Luke Kenny, Nandini Srikar, Subir Malikand and Suneeta Rao. The winners will be felicitated on the RCFA award night in December 2014.

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Apurva Purohit, CEO, Radio City 91.1 FM, said, “Radio City Freedom Awards were instituted to celebrate the immense talent of independent music composers. The Awards epitomise the consistent integrated effort to unveil the hidden talent that forms an important part of the Indian music diaspora. Post the immensely successful debut last year, we are sure that the 2nd edition will see a much larger participation. Radio City Freedom Awards is the breakthrough that independent musicians have deserved for long, and we hope that this initiative encourages tons of aspiring indie musicians to come out and showcase their skills.”

Rachna Kanwar, Business Head, Digital Business & New Media, Radio City 91.1 FM, added, “Radio City Freedom Awards is more than just an award function. It is a celebration of incredible talent that the bustling indie scene in our country has to offer. These Awards bring forth talent from across genres and provide a platform for much needed recognition. Radio City Freedom Awards lets fresh talent rub shoulders with the industry stalwarts which includes the Awards jury.”

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