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Indian Independent Music wins at GIMA 2014

A well-deserved award for one of India’s rising stars. Last night saw the 4th annual GIMA (Global Indian Music Awards) in Mumbai. The awards recognise Indian musical talent from a wide range of genres within the two main classifications – Film music & Non-film (independent) music.

Representing the Independent music scene, Indian musician of mixed Kannada & Tamil parentage, ‘Raghu Dixit’ picked up the ‘Best live performer’ award. A poster child for Indian independent music, Raghu Dixit has seen success in the UK aswell as India.

After a captivating live performance on the popular BBC show ‘Later’ with Jools Holland, his album reached No.1 on the itunes world album chart and the song ‘No man will ever love you, like I do’ reached number 2 on the itunes world single’s chart.

He shared a few word with his fans on facebook: Thanks to each member of my band for making this possible – Gaurav Vaz, Bryden Stephen Lewis, Joseph Vijay, Willy Demoz, Darbuka Siva, Parth Chandiramani, Mysore H N Bhaskar, Adarsha Ramakumar, Kamal Bob and many more amazing guest musicians and also the one and only Vinod V Bangera, our sound engineer who wins every battle every concert! Thanks to all our fans for the amazing endless sea of love! This award is not just for my band but a validation that Indian Independent Music is finally becoming a stronger voice in the country. This goes out to every hard working band/artist who has to slog for years to get heard in a country where no radio/tv channel ever plays our songs (of course things are changing now)! We make it only if we are real and good live on stage and win loyal fans – thats why this award is so special!

The GIMA winners:

Non – Film Music Nominees

Best Music Debut – Shilpa Rao (Area of Performance – Composition)
Best Pop Album – Ram Sampath Featuring Various Artistes – Satyamev Jayate
Best Rock Album – Thermal And A Quarter – 3 Wheels 9 Lives
Best Indie Song – Clinton Cerejo featuring Vishal Dadlani & Sonu Kakkar Madari
Best Electronic Dance Music (EDM) Track – Bandish Projekt Trap
Best Fusion Album – Clinton Cerejo featuring Various Artistes
Best Devotional Album – Harshdeep Kaur – Ik On’kar
Best Folk Album – Amit Trivedi Featuring Various Artistes
Best Ghazal Album – Jagjit Singh – The Master And His Magic
Best Hindustani Classical Album – Vocal Ustad Rashid Khan – One & Only One Rashid
Best Hindustani Classical Album – Instrumental Ustad Zakir Hussain – Zakir Hussain Selects
Best Carnatic Classical Album – Vocal Chitra – Vande

Film Music Nominees

Best Music Arranger & Programmer – Hyacinth D’Souza, DJ Phukan, Nikhil Paul George, Sunny M. R. Badtameez Dil Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani
Best Engineer – Film Album – Eric Pillai – Aashiqui 2
Best Background Score – Shankar Ehsaan Loy – Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Best Debut – Ankit Tiwari – Sun Raha Hai Na Tu Aashiqui 2
Best Playback Singer – Female Shreya Ghoshal – Sun Raha Hai Na Tu Aashiqui 2
Best Playback Singer – Male Arjit Singh – Tum Hi Ho Aashiqui 2
Best Duet – Rekha Bhardwaj & Tochi Raina Kabira – Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewaani
Best Lyricist – Swanand Kirkire – Manza Kai Po Che
Best Music Director – Pritam – Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewaani
Best Film Song – Tumhi ho – Aashiqui 2
Best Film Album – Aashiqui 2

Special Awards

Lifetime Achievement Honour – Popular – Asha Bhosle
Lifetime Achievement Honour – Classical Pt – Ram Narayan
Global Music Icon – Anoushka Shankar
Global Musician Honour – Dr. L. Subramaniam
Wizcraft Honour for Best LIVE Performer – Raghu Dixit
Most Outstanding Music of the Year 2012 – Barfi!
Gionee Star GiMA Nayee Soch Awards – Montare (Lootera)
Red FM Most Popular Song on Radio – Lungi Dance