India’s first multi genre music awards honours and celebrates best talent in the English music space
Mumbai | May 15, 2014
Vh1 and Seagram’s 100 Pipers announced the winners of the first ‘100 Pipers Vh1 Sound Nation Awards’, India’s premier music awards night at Hard Rock Café, Worli on Sunday, May 11. The awards were followed by the first of its kind LIVE music festival ‘100 Pipers Vh1 Sound Nation’across Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderbad, Pune and Kolkata from May 2 to 10 through 23 gigs by 28 of India’s biggest English music artists and bands.
The stars and maestros descended on the red carpet to make ‘100 Pipers Vh1 Sound Nation Awards’ an evening to remember for the music circuit. Hosted by Cyrus Sahukar and Ramona Arena, the awards night saw the Indian actress, singer,music composer and musician, Shruti Hasan join the party along with other well-known celebrities like Nikhil Chinapa, Gary Lawyer, Carol Gracias, Hard Kaur, ParizaadKolah, Sonali Nagrani, etc.
The event also saw an ensemble of some incredible acts put up by Your Chin, Mad Boy/Mink, Indus Creed and MidivalPunditz.
The illustrious set of panelists from the music industry includedDJ Nicky Romero; Nikhil Chinapa, Hard Kaur, DevrajSanyal, Managing Director of Universal Music & EMI Music;Arjun Sankalia, Director- International Music and Special Products at Sony Music Entertainmentand many more.
Commenting on the launch of the awards night, Ferzad Palia, SVP & GM, English Entertainment, Viacom18 Media Pvt Ltd. said, “100 Pipers Vh1 Sound Nation is a property to bring forth the best of Indian music talent and honor them with an opportunity to showcase their work in the English music space. While the multi-city tour has left our fans asking for more, we in association with Seagram's are now excited to continue the initiative in the coming years."
Girish Patil, AGM - Marketing, Pernod Ricard India, commented, “Our association with music has been a long standing one and our partnership with Vh1 has only strengthened our aim to celebrate and recognize local music talent. 100 Pipers Vh1 Sound Nation Awards is a platform where Indian music enthusiasts will get to witness their music idols sweeping off India’s biggest awards!”
Complete list of winners this year: