New Delhi :Radio Mirchi has kick started the countdown with its screening jury meet at Novotel Mumbai. The screening jury members are tasked with the job of going through hundreds of songs for short listing the top 5 songs per category.
The screening jury panel comprises of members like Akbar Sami, Abhishek Ray, Shibani Kashyap, Bishwadeep Chatterjee, Jitu Shankar, Kavita Seth, Raju Singh, Shamir Tandon, Teesha Nigam, Dominique Cerejo, Anand Sharma, Niranjan Iyengar, Abhijeet Sawant, Sona Mahapatra, Mayur Puri, Kannan Mohan, Arindam Mukhapadhyay, Vidya Shah, Shoojit Kumar Ojha.
Speaking on the occasion Kavita Seth said, “It has been a fabulous year for the music industry. This year melodious songs have reigned the chartbusters. We have seen many soulful songs being nominated for awards. Listening to every songs and shortlisting 5 songs in each category was difficult. We have tried our best and picked the best of the lot.”
K. Mohan of Agnee said, “This is my first year as the screening jury member. I am really happy to be part of it. It is one of the most difficult job to listen to so many songs and select just 5 songs in each category. Surprisingly in 2013 there were many songs in Rock Ballet category. I am glad that there has been recognition to the genre.”
Talking about this year’s screening Dominique Cerejo said, “I have been on the jury for past three years. Every year music trends change. I am really impressed by the songs nominated in the Sufi category this year – songs have terrific production quality and are really refreshing. Hopefully the upcoming year has many creative and fresh songs in store for listeners.”
Prashant Panday, Executive Director and CEO, ENIL said, “The countdown for short listing the best songs of the year has begun. MMA follows the most stringent process to arrive at the results. The entire process is conducted and audited by E&Y. This year has been fabulous for the Hindi Music Industry and we have seen a lot of upcoming and promising talents. We would like to thank the juries who have stood by Mirchi Music Awards making it the ultimate music award show in the country. The 6th edition promises to get bigger and grander.”
The screening jury meet will be followed by the grand Jury meet scheduled for 22nd January, 2014 at JW Marriot. The awards night will be held in mid of February.