Monday, April 9, 2012


Bollywood living legends singers Lata Mangeshkar & Asha Bhosle with composer A.R.Rehman

Call for entries announced for the 3rd edition of
the Global Indian Music Academy (GiMA) AWARDS
Includes new additions in categories of POP, ROCK, DANCE and GHAZAL

April 9, 2012, Mumbai: The Chevrolet Global Indian Music Academy (GiMA) Awards, the most definitive recognition platform of the Indian Music industry,is all set to kick offits 3rdeditionby inviting entries. GiMA provides a unified platform to celebrate and recognise those who push the boundaries of Indian Music, across a wide range of film and non-film music genres. This year, for the first time, GiMA has included new categories in POP, ROCK, DANCEand GHAZAL, making it a total of 13 awards in the Non-Film music categories and 10 awards for Film music.With greater representation of Indie artistes, GiMA has incorporated more contemporary music this year.

“The Global Indian Music Academy (GiMA) Awards is an effort to provide the music industry with a unified platform to celebrate the laurels of the music fraternity. We are glad to be coming together again to celebrate music at the 3rd edition of GiMA, the event this year like all these years will highlight and recognise talent, creativity, accomplishments and set newer standards. We are looking forward to an overwhelming response.” SABBAS JOSEPH Director - Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd 

Speaking on the occasion, GiMA Advisory Board member and eminent singer-music director Shankar Mahadevan said, “GiMA has been a pioneering effort to bring together the entire music industry on one illustrious platform to honor artists & musicians in front of their peers. I am personally very excited about the new categories being introduced this year. With the emergence of digital platforms and new channels for music discovery, exposure to newer genres of music is also picking up. GiMA is an excellent platform to encourage new-age talent; it is a great way of nurturing music and talent across traditional and contemporary genres.”

Music Labels, Film Producers and Independent artistes are now invited to enter music released between 1st April 2011 and 31st March 2012. The GiMA entry process is completely online wherein participants can fill and submit their forms at

Priyanka Chopra & Sunidhi Chauhan at GIMA Awards

Shaan, Sunidhi Chauhan, Shah Rukh Khan, Ranvir Singh at GIMA Awards

Sonu Niigaam's tribute to Lakshmikant Pyaarelal Ji at GIMA Awards

Entries for this year’s GiMA Awards will close on April 25th, 2012.

GiMA is the ONLY Music Awards platform with a voting process based on peer-to-peer recognition. Nominees are selected by aneminent Jury panel of over 30 members. The GiMA Academy, comprising over 300 members from the music & film industry encompassing industry stalwarts, music directors, producers, lyricists, singers, technicians, composers and leaders of the music industry, then votes for the final winners in a secret ballot process. Some of the eminent names from the Academy includeJaved Akhtar, Dr. L. Subramanium, Pt. Shivkumar Sharma, Shubha Mudgal, Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani, Loy Mendonsa, Kavita Krishnamurthy, Shaan, Sonu Nigam, Mukesh Bhatt, Kailash Kher, Lesle Lewis, Salim Merchant, Sulaiman Merchant to name a few. The Academy’s votes are then tabulated by KPMG, who are the process auditors for GiMA.

Looking back, GiMA has staged some of the most memorable acts by bringing great artistes ; musicians together at this very prestigious award ceremony. Year 2011 saw music maestro A.R.Rahman being felicitated with the ‘Global Musician Honour’while India’s young music icon Sonu Nigam bagged the ‘Youth Music Icon’title. Other key highlights of 2011 included the LIVE orchestra duo-performance act by none other than legendary music composer Pyarelalji along with Sonu Nigam on some of the most unforgettable Laxmikant-Pyarelal hits from the golden era. Also, one cannot forget the beautiful Priyanka Chopra’s tribute to the industry’s talented female playback singers where Kavita Krishnamurthy, Rekha Bhardwaj, Usha Uthup and Sunidhi Chauhan sang LIVE to her spectacular performance.

About GiMA:

The Chevrolet Global Indian Music Academy (GIMA) Awards, an initiative by Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd wasstarted in 2010 to acknowledge and give the Music industry a unified platform to celebrate their talent, promote and recognize Indian music’s transcending genres in the country. GiMA is a unique initiative in Indian music with a vision to honour artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in Indian music. Launched in 2010, the Global Indian Music Academy Awards is a flagship initiative under the aegis of the Academy which strives to bring the music fraternity on asingle platform to promote Indian music and musicians. GiMA Awards is the only property that provides a unique platform that honours talent across various genres in Indian music, giving them the same importance and recognition. An initiative of Wizcraft International, the GiMA Awards is partnered by IMI, T-Series, MCAI, SAI and other key constituents of the music industry. For more information on the Global Indian Music Awards, please visit

About-Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd:

Wizcraft International Entertainment, India’s leading Event and Entertainment Company is dedicated to showcasing its expertise on the world stage. The Global Indian Music Academy (GiMA) and The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) are some of its initiatives. Having begun its operations in 1988, Wizcraft has conceptualized and produced events staged in Mauritius, UK, New York, Dubai, Singapore, Malaysia, Netherlands, South Africa, Iraq, Australia and Sri Lanka among others. Wizcraft’s clientele comprise leading global corporates, governments of various countries, leading international entertainment and sports associations, and celebrities. The company is focused on providing Global Event Management Solutions at the doorstep of its global clientele.