1st phase of public voting for India’s only Digital Music Awards begins from 1st March


Mumbai, 1st March, 2016: Artist Aloud is back with their 5th Artist Aloud Music Awards! A Property of Hungama, the awards are India’s only Digital Awards for Independent Artists in Music. Artist Aloud – a digital media, distribution and talent management platform for talent and independent content from across the globe is the most popular digital platform for music fans in India and the Artist Aloud Music Awards are the biggest recognition platform for upcoming and established independent musical talents.

Conceptualized in 2010 with the intent of honouring the who’s who of the music industry and to encourage the upcoming talent from the Indian music scene, the Artist Aloud Music Awards have grown in popularity with each edition, to become the most reckoned with awards in the independent   music space. The awards are the most engaging awards for music fans as they span a 7 week voting and shortlisting period where fans get to vote for their favourite musical talents across multiple genres.

With a much grander awards presentation planned this time, the Artist Aloud Music Awards will honour over 200 artists from India and around the globe, recognizing the amazing wealth of talent we have across Pop, Rock, Fusion, and Global Music genres. The awards are based on both, jury and public voting, with the first round of public voting beginning on the 1st March in the run up to the Top 20 shortlist across Best Song, Best Male, Best Female, and Best Group categories, followed by the second round of voting for deciding the winners. Artist Aloud will also be featuring a live acoustic showcase of the Top 20 shortlist during the second round of public voting, giving artists more exposure to their fans and music lovers get a chance to hear more of their favourite artists. An even broader list of categories will get awarded based on jury voting. And to make truly special this year, the grand finale of the awards is scheduled to happen on April 20th at The Blue Frog, Lower Parel, Mumbai and will feature a host of celebrity presenters and industry stalwarts, giving away awards in the 14 categories along with several LIVE musical performances. The event will be live streamed through Artist Aloud’s Youtube, Facebook, and Twitter platforms as well as the Hungama app.

Leading names from the music industry have been selected as jurors for the Jury voting category. Experts like Devraj Sanyal – CEO of Universal Music Group and EMI Music, Atul Churamani –  Managing Director, Turnkey Music and Publishing, Mandar Thakur – COO Times Music, Parag Kamani – Music Critic, Verhnon Ibrahim – Music & Media Specialist, Sridhar Subramanium – President (India) Sony Music, Mehmood Curmally – Musician & Industry Veteran, Shameer Tandon – Music Composer and Industry Veteran and RJ Rishi Kapoor – Red FM – Mumbai, have been selected as the jury members for the 5th Artist Aloud Music Awards.

Talking about this distinctive digital awards, Soumini Sridhara Paul,  Vice President, Artist Aloud said, “The music industry is brimming with exceptional talent and the only thing we have set out to do, is provide a connect between this talent and the audience who truly appreciates great music. It is amazing to see what a platform can do for an artist and how much the fans really love them. The purpose of the Artist Aloud Music Awards, is to recognize this very love and acknowledge the wonderful work these artists have been doing in the music industry. The 5th Artist Aloud Music Awards has been our grandest plan ever and we hope to make this a roaring success just like the previous editions, only much better this time around.”

5th Artist Aloud Music Awards, powered by Hungama will be amplified in association with Pepsi MTV Indies and Exclusive Radio Partner – 93.5 RED FM.


Artist Aloud is a digital media, distribution and talent management platform for talent and independent content across the Globe. It currently houses original content from over 500 artistes. 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.