| 26 May 2024
One week to go! Top gongs up for grabs at IRAA Awards 2018 as nominations close on 30th April

MUMBAI: Honouring excellence in the domain of music recording and production is the 12th edition of the glorious Indian Recording Arts Academy Awards (IRAA).

The IRAA Awards which recognizes work of distinction and exceptional achievements in the field of Sound Recording and Music Production, has achieved critical attention from Indian recording engineers aspiring for recognition in their technical art.

There are a lot of new young sound engineers who are doing great work in studios around the country. The IRAA 2018 constituting a three member committee headed by, IRAA, Founder and  Executive Chairman Anil Chopra PramodChandorkar, Honorary Chairman of the IRAA Award Committee 2018, and AdityaModi, Award Director for IRAA 2018 have once again focused on scouting these new talents and bringing them into the spotlight and awarding them for superlative engineering work.

The committee’s efforts and vision supported by a 10 member jury comprising of top audio engineers from across the country has translated into increased entries  of the best music and recording from studios from all over the country.

At the time of going to press, the esteemed Jury of India’s leading sound engineers had started assessing the large body of hundreds of online nominations received on the IRAA website.  The Jury will zero in on the winner through a collective evaluation and judging process, ensuring that all entries received are reviewed and judged fairly.

With the objective of recognizing the regional music industry, the IRAA awards has also retained ‘Regional Awards’ in the Audio Engineering, Audio Post Production and Music Production segments  to honour talent outside Mumbai.

For 2018, the IRAA committee and jury has introduced several new awards and award categories that are crucial to the recording and music production industry.

The new categories include:

·       Sound Mixing for Advertisement

·       Sound Designer for Foreign Films

·       Sound Designer for Documentaries / Short Films

·       Sound Editor (Effects and Ambience) for Documentaries / Short Films

·       Foley Artist for Documentaries / Short Films
Nominations will close on 30 April and the winners will be announced at the IRAA award ceremony which will be hosted alongside the PALM Expo 2018 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai on 2nd June, 2018, 4 pm onwards.

Awards Process

The IRAA Awards 2018 nominations are open to Music producers, recording professionals and sound engineers.A full list of categories, award criteria and deadlines can be found on Entries for the IRAA Awards will close on Monday, 30 April 2018. Submissions must be accompanied by Audio files which can be submitted to a dropbox link provided on the website.

Soundtracks released between 1 January, 2017 and 31 December, 2017are eligible for nomination. The awards will be judged by IRAA’s 11 member jury panel who are all involved creatively and/or technically in the recording and music production industry. The jury will listen to the audio files submitted by the nominees and will determine the winner. There is no voting. Final authority is with Jury and their decision is binding on the nominees.