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News |  31 Aug 2011 17:31 |  By RnMTeam

Indian musicians converge to vote for GIMA Awards 2011

MUMBAI: The Global Indian Music Academy (GIMA) kicked off the voting process to adjudge the winners of the �Chevrolet GIMA Awards 2011' to be held on 22 September at the Kingdom of Dreams.

Key members of the GIMA Advisory Board, Jury and Academy attended the conference to show their support including, Pyarelalji, Dr. L Subramaniam, Alka Yagnik, Shankar Mahadevan, Jagjit Singh, Bhushan Kumar, Pankaj Udhas and Vijay Lazarus, among several others.

GIMA is based on a peer-voting system wherein the academy of over 280 members ranging from Industry stalwarts, music directors, producers, technicians, composers and leaders in the music business, come together to cast votes for nominees across the Chevrolet GIMA awards categories deciding the final winners.

Other musicians who casted their votes were Sonu Nigam, Prasoon Joshi, Shaan, Loy, Ehsaan, Resul Pookutty, Shujaat Hussain Khan Atul Churamani, Leslie Lewis, Salim - Sulaiman, Jatin and  many more.

Speaking on her role as goodwill ambassador Asha Bhosle said, GIMA provides a unified platform for musicians across the country, giving equal prominence to film and non-film music making for a holistic Awards presentation. I am pleased to align with the Global Indian Music Academy as the Goodwill Ambassador....

The Chevrolet Global Indian Music Academy Awards, will air in October on Colors.

Colors CEO Raj Nayak said, We at Colors celebrate music, bollywood and value new talent - be it through films, reality shows or through our fiction shows - and GIMA brings all three together beautifully. Last year, GIMA's telecast on COLORS had over 20 million people tuning in for the show. We hope to repeat this feat with more success in its second season on our channel and look forward to a fulfilling partnership going forward....