One of India’s leading radio network, Radio City, is all set to look out for the finest independent music talent. The 6th edition of ‘Radio City Freedom Awards’ constitutes of 6 gigs across 7 cities and 1 grand finale which kickstarted from 13th February in Pune.
The month-long indie movement is packed with performances from ‘Vice Versa’ and ‘The Moonstruck Project’, moving to five other cities, each witnessing high decibel concerts from favorites like ‘Paranox’, ‘Oxygen’, ‘The Tapes’, ‘Daira’, ‘Prithibi’, and ‘Redemption’, culminating with a grand finale in Mumbai.
Aspirants across India can register themselves on the radio network’s official website for categories such as Hip Hop, Folk Fusion, Metal, Electronica etc. The musicians will be judged by an esteemed jury comprising of Luke Kenny, Ritnika Nayan, Atul Churamani, Amit Gurbaxani, Anurag Tagat, amongst several others.
Commenting on the launch of the 6th edition of Radio City Freedom Awards, Ms. Rachna Kanwar, COO, Digital Media-Jagran Prakashan Limited said,
“Over the years, Radio City Freedom Awards has become synonymous with independent music in India. Today, the property undoubtedly holds an aspirational value for the wave of budding independent talent in the country and we are proud to have helped lay the foundation for some of industry’s biggest talent. The growth in participation, listenership and voting is a testament to the equity RCFA commands in this space. We are thankful to everyone who has driven this success through the years and we look forward to yet another successful season ahead.”
Promising independent artists have started sending in their entries from 6 February, 2019 and can do so till 28 February, 2019. Public voting will start from 9 March 2019 till 15 March 2019 followed by a grand award night on 28 March 2019 in Mumbai.
Renowned Rap Artist Naezy said,
“Firstly it is indeed a moment of pride, happiness for us rappers and indie artists that the music from the streets will now be echoed across the country through film like Gully Boy. I would like to thank the makers of the film to touch base on a topic like independent music and communicating our journey, struggle and celebration on celluloid. I believe there is a lot of untapped talent in our country that needs to be brought to the limelight. Having been one of the winners of Radio City Freedom Awards 3rd Season, I can vouch for the importance of artistes getting the right exposure. It is these larger than life platforms like Radio City Freedom Awards that play an instrumental role in not just giving artistes like me a stage to launch themselves, but also give the industry fresh and versatile music content. I wish team Radio City all the very best for yet another successful season 6 of Radio City Freedom awards and giving the industry the next wave of fresh talent.”
Radio City Freedom Awards 6.0 aims to recognise musicians across various genres and languages and will be riding on the back of an astoundingly successful season 5 that cumulatively garnered over 16,000 votes across 13 gigs and 8 cities in 10 languages.
RCFA 6.0 Live gig details are as follows: