Friday, November 7, 2014

Recognitions galore with Radio City Freedom Awards 2014

After the tremendous response and support received in the inaugural year, Radio City 91.1 FM, India’s first & leading radio network, proudly announces the 2nd Edition of Radio City Freedom Awards. Entries are now open & Radio City invites all the independent artists to submit their compositions on

Radio City Freedom Awards invites entries from Indian artists 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. The 2nd Edition of Radio City Freedom Awards goes a step forward in encouraging fresh talent across diverse music genres by adding 3 new categories! The new categories that have been added are, ‘Best Young Indie Artist/Band’, ‘Best Indie Collaboration of the year’ and ‘Indie Genius- Person of the year’.

Musicians can send in their entries from 3rdNovember 2014 to 17th November 2014.Aspirants can upload their entries on 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 Atul Churamani, Yotam Agam, Luke Kenny, Nandini Srikar, Subir Malikand Suneeta Rao. The winners will be felicitated on the RCFA award night in December.

Speaking on the 2nd Edition of Radio City Freedom Awards, Ms. Apurva Purohit, CEO, Radio City 91.1 FM says, “Radio City Freedom Awards were instituted to celebrate the immense talent of independent music composers.The awards epitomize 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 longand we hope that this initiative encourages tons of aspiring indie musicians to come out and showcase their skills.”

Ms. Rachna Kanwar, Business Head, Digital Business & New Media, Radio City 91.1 FM, articulates, “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 this talent from across genres and provide a platform for the much needed recognition. Radio City Freedom Awards lets fresh talent rub shoulders with the industry stalwarts that includes the Awards Jury. After an overwhelming response last year, we hope to see a BIGGER and BETTER 2nd edition of Radio City Freedom Awards.”

The 1st Edition of Radio City Freedom Awards saw over 700 entries across 8 categories vying to take home the coveted trophy! Shankar Tucker and Benny Dayal were amongst the winners for ‘Best Folk Fusion Artist’ and ‘Best Pop Artist’ respectively. ‘Enkore’ and ‘Machas With Attitude’, winners of the ‘Best Hip-Hop/Rap Artist' category- People’s Choice Award and the Judges Choice Award respectively, were given a chance by Vishal Dadlani to showcase their singing prowess for the movie, Chennai Express!

Radio City Freedom Awards is a pioneering effort to applaud the independent singers & musicians, who have pushed the boundaries to create musical breakthroughs in the independent music diaspora.

Stay tuned to Radio City 91.1 FM and log onto for more updates on Radio City Freedom Awards as we celebrate talent!

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