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Presenting the official website of Radio City Freedom Awards 6, where the search for India’s greatest independent sounds and voices ends.

Calling for entries have begun

Last Date for Submission Feb 28, 2019

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The search for India's finest independent talent is on. Join the RCFA 6 bandwagon and catch your favourite Indie acts perform live, at these cities and on these dates

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Vice Versa

Genre - Bass-Hip Hop-RocknRoll
Venue - Unwind, Pune
Date - February 13, 2019
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The Moonstruck Project

Genre - Modern Funk N Blue`s Rock / Alternative
Venue - Unwind, Pune
Date - February 13, 2019
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Cut A Vibe

Genre - Pop and Vibe
Venue - Bay 146, Chennai
Date - February 21, 2019
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Oxygen

Genre - Fusion
Venue - Bay 146, Chennai
Date - February 21, 2019
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The Tapes

Genre - Post-Grunge
Venue - The Moonshine Project, Hyderabad
Date - February 28, 2019
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Paranox

Genre - Trap and Bass
Venue - The Moonshine Project, Hyderabad
Date - February 28, 2019
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Daira

Genre - Avant-garde/Psychedelic/Art Rock
Venue - Studio XO, New Delhi
Date - March 07, 2019
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Runt

Genre - Alternative-Post-Indie-Progressive-Marmalade-Core
Venue - Studio XO, New Delhi
Date - March 07, 2019
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Big Deal

Genre - Hip-Hop
Venue - Fandom, Bangalore
Date - March 13, 2019
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Chaos

Genre - Thrash Metal
Venue - Fandom, Bangalore
Date - March 13, 2019
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Prithibi

Genre - Bangla Rock
Venue - Five Mad Men, Kolkata
Date - March 14, 2019
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Redemption

Genre - Alternative/Progressive Rock
Venue - Five Mad Men, Kolkata
Date - March 14, 2019

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News

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Indian hip-hop artistes Slowcheeta, Dee MC and Minta speak to team Radio City Freedom

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Radio City Freedom Awards

Radio City Freedom Awards (RCFA) is the most definitive platform to recognize, honor and celebrate talents across the Indie music diaspora. Apart from awarding credible compositions, RCFA also applauds notable non-music contributions to the field of independent music.

Following a thorough screening by the interim jury, the short-listed nominations will be up for two awards in each music-genre based category. For e.g.: Best Pop Artist – Judge’s Choice and Best Pop Artist People’s Choice. The People’s Choice Award will be selected through public voting only.

Following are the music genre based categories namely :

Best Hip-Hop/Rap Artist | Best Folk Fusion Artist | Best Pop Artist | Best Rock Artist | Best Metal Artist | Best Electronica Artist

Besides the music genre based categories, the nominations for the below non-music categories will be screened by the jury only :

Best Video | Best Album Art | Best Young Indie Artist | Best Indie Collaboration | Indie-Genius: Person of the Year

About Radio City 91.1FM

Radio City, a part of Music Broadcast Limited (MBL) is a subsidiary of Jagran Prakashan Ltd. Radio City is the first and oldest private FM radio broadcaster in India with over 15 years of expertise in the radio industry. Amongst the private radio stations, Radio City has consistently been the number one radio station in terms of average listenership share in Bengaluru and Mumbai with 24.1- and 17.2- respectively (Source: RAM Data: All SEC 12+, - Share, Week 01 2013 to Week 37 2016; Bengaluru and Mumbai) and reaches out to over 49.60 million listeners in 23 cities covered by AZ Research.

Radio City a part of Music Broadcast Limited (MBL) has introduced humour on radio with Babber Sher, launched agony aunt solving love problems with Love Guru, and also launched singing reality show in India with Radio City Super Singer to recognize the independent singers & musicians. Radio City a part of Music Broadcast Limited (MBL)has initiated Radio City Freedom Awards and also operates a web radio on RadioCity.in which has 50 stations as of date. Radio City 91.1 FM has been able to strike the right chord with the listeners making it a pioneer in radio in India. Innovative programming and marketing initiatives have helped Radio City pioneer FM in India.

Music Broadcast Limited currently has 39 stations, including 11 newly acquired stations in Phase III auctions. Radio City in its third phase expands to Kanpur, Ajmer, Kota, Bikaner, Udaipur, Patiala, Patna, Jamshedpur, Nasik, Kolhapur and Madurai.

Radio City boasts of many achievements including RJ of the Year & several other awards conferred upon by the India Radio Forum (IRF) & E4M Golden Mikes to name a few.

Radio City believes in the philosophy of ‘Listener First’ and has structured its content basis what the listeners want, whether it is the songs that are played or the jock talk on air. For Radio City, the listeners’ preference and choice has always been the primary driver. This has paid rich dividends across markets propelling Radio City to being a music destination for 15 years. The station thrives on an inherent programming philosophy of connecting with cityzens emotionally to make a difference in their lives.

We have created engaging sub- brands like Radio City Super Singer, Radio City Freedom Awards, Radio City Gully Premier League, Radio City Musical-e-Azam & Radio City Blue Carpet..

 

Jury

Our jury for Radio City Freedom Awards 6 include key industry players who have redefined Indian music trends with their notable contributions. Presenting a glimpse of these distinguished profiles

Ritnika Nayan

Ritnika Nayan

Owner - Music Gets Me High

Luke Kenny

Luke Kenny

Actor/Host/Musician

Vijay Basrur

Vijay Basrur

Founder - OK Listen

Atul Churamani

Atul Churamani

Managing Director - Turnkey Music and Publishing

Yotam Agam

Yotam Agam

VP of Media FIICC and Director of Covelong Point Festival

Amit Gurbaxani

Amit Gurbaxani

Contributor - India Today, Scroll, First Post

Anurag Tagat

Anurag Tagat

Contributor - Rolling Stone India, The Hindu Metroplus, Firstpost, Red Bull and Askmen India.

Roy Dipankar

Roy Dipankar

Director Of Marketing And Development - Catamaran Brewing Company

DJ Russel

DJ Russel

Disc Jockey

PAST WINNERS

A dekko at the successful independent names that have made it to our Hall of Fame

RCFA 2017

MUSIC GENRE BASED CATEGORIES

  • Best Hip-Hop/Rap Artist
    • Judges' Choice Award - Brodha V

    • People's Choice Award - Emiway

  • Best Folk Fusion Artist
    • Judges' Choice Award - Vasu Dixit

    • People's Choice Award - Pragnya Wakhlu

  • Best Pop Artist
    • Judges' Choice Award - Prateek Kuhad

    • People's Choice Award - Sparsh

  • Best Rock Artist
    • Judges' Choice Award - Parvaaz

    • People's Choice Award - Firefloodz

  • Best Metal Artist
    • Judges' Choice Award - The Minerva Conduct and Tangents

    • People's Choice Award - Death By Fungi

  • Best Electronica Artist
    • Judges' Choice Award - Vice Versa

    • People's Choice Award - Skobra and Pash

Non-Music CATEGORIES

  • Best Video
    • Judges' Choice Award - Swarathma

    • People's Choice Award - NA

  • Best Album Art
    • Judges' Choice Award - Menwhopause

    • People's Choice Award - NA

  • Best Young Indie Artist
    • Judges' Choice Award - STEVIE

    • People's Choice Award - NA

  • Best Indie Collaboration
    • Judges' Choice Award - Ankur Tewari and Prateek Kuhad

    • People's Choice Award - NA

  • Indie-Genius: Person Of the Year
    • Judges' Choice Award - Rana Ghose

    • People's Choice Award - NA