A Celebration of the Independent Community
of the Artists and Fans.

Discover The Year's Best Artists & Releases… The most outstanding new projects from self-released & indie label talent. Handpicked by Industry Insiders and Music Fans from around the nation.

When you join the AAMA – You join a world of Creative Artists and Active Fans

The Artist Aloud Music Awards is a unique music discovery and vetting platform that helps exceptional independent artists get the opportunities they need & deserve.

Artist Aloud elevates the most innovative artists & releases. And connects them to extraordinary fans who seek talent that's crafted with skill, passion & integrity

Jury Members
Atul ChuramaniFounder & Managing Director
Turnkey Music & Publishing
Brian TellisCo-Founder & Group CEO
Fountainhead Promotions &
Events | MKTG
Ehsaan NooraniMusic Composer+
Mandar ThakurCOO Times Music+

Radhika MukherjiCo-Founder and CEO
of Happydemic
Samir BangaraCo-Founder &
Managing Director at
Qyuki Digital Media
Shameer TandonMusic Composer
Founder of Music Boutique
Tarsame MittalFounder
TM Management
Atul Churamani
Atul Churamani joined the Indian music industry in 1987 and has worked with music labels like CBS Gramophone Records and Tapes (I) Ltd., Magnasound India Ltd, Virgin Records and Saregama India Ltd.

He has held several portfolios at these labels from International Music Manager to A&R and Marketing Director.

He has been closely associated with the development of the Indian pop music scene and the establishing of the digital and music publishing businesses for the industry.

He has been on the board of the Indian Performing Rights Society and the Phonographic Performance Ltd. After a stint with VAS company Onmobile Global Limited.

Atul is now Managing Director of Turnkey Music & Publishing Pvt. Ltd., a company he founded, that helps independent artistes publish and self-release music and curates the folk / fusion music festival ‘Paddy Fields’.

Brian Tellis
Brian Tellis has spent over 20 years in the Indian entertainment scene, with a formidable equity value that transcends event management, radio, music retail and stage.

In 1994, co-founded Fountainhead Promotions & Events (www.fhevents.com) – a private limited event-management company which ranks amongst the leaders in its sphere of business. The parent company has spawned several subsidiaries across India: Insignia Tourism Marketing, Oranjuice Entertainment, The Production Terminus and Hot Box, that explore both lateral and vertical business opportunities. An established, knowledgeable consultant in the radio space backed by a strong and early association with commercial radio in India, right from its experimental frequency-sharing phase in 1993 to the current multi-frequency scenario.

Over the past 14 years, Brian has ably mentored and guided Fountainhead Promotions & Events to its pre-eminent status as one of India’s leading event management companies. Fountainhead has successfully conceptualized and executed several corporate and entertainment events. It has also created its own event brand, The One Tree Music Festival (www.onetreefestival.com), which showcases artists of international renown, like Kool & the Gang, Walter Trout, Uriah Heep and Earth, Wind & Fire.

As a consultant to Viacom, and its brands MTV and VH1, Fountainhead has hosted the MTV Music Awards (The Immies) and the MTV Style Awards. For the Turner International channel Pogo, Fountainhead is presently running the Pogo Amazing Kids awards. Similarly, on the popular Cartoon Network, the company is behind the success of Toon Cricket.

Brian has also been a successful Radio show host, an executive producer, and consultant. He worked with the core team at Radio Mirchi (ENIL), on the conception, design and launch of Radio Mirchi. He was the Breakfast Show Host of the very successful show Hello Mumbai on the station. He has also developed radio software for Times FM, Radio Mirchi and other stations.

Brian is credited with revolutionizing the concept of music retailing in India, with the path-breaking launch of Groove music stores in Mumbai. He has also consulted for India’s leading music retail chain, Planet M. His is a name often found as a Panellist or Judge, at events like the Channel [V] Music Awards and the MTV Music Awards.

As a Corporate Host, he has over 20 years of experience in anchoring high profile corporate, media and entertainment events across the country. As a professional Voice over Artist, he has handled assignments for over 50 clients across a decade.

Ehsaan Noorani
Ehsaan Noorani is the Ehsaan of the Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy trio which consist of Shankar Mahadevan, Loy Mendonsa and himself.

He is a famous music composer and a guitarist. He was the guitarist for many music directors before he started composing music.

Ehsaan studied music with Mr. Bismarck Rodrigues, an experienced guitar teacher from Mumbai (Bombay). Ehsaan studied music at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California from 1985 to 1986. Ehsaan is the first guitarist from India to be endorsed by Fender guitars and has a Squier signature model to his name.

Mandar Thakur
Mandar Thakur is COO of Times Music, one of India’s leading record labels and music publishers. Times Music is a division of India’s largest media conglomerate – The Times of India group.

Mandar began his career in Hong Kong with The Entertainment Co. group working for their Asian concert promotion business in the early ‘90s, post which he helped set up the path breaking 24 hour music television station Channel [V] in India, and subsequently pioneered the digital music landscape in Asia, as part of the founding team at Soundbuzz, then Asia/India’s largest digital music distribution company, which got acquired by Motorola in early 2008.

Radhika Mukherji
Radhika Mukherji is the wife of the popular Indian singer, Shaan & is the Founder and CEO at Happydemic.

Happydemic is an initiative started by Radhika Mukherji & Amar Pandit, Managing Director of My Financial Advisor & Happyness Factory.

The company was launched on 17th April 2016 with a vision to spread happiness in the lives of artistes and customers.

Samir Bangara
Mr. Samir Bangara has been Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Qyuki Digital Media Private Limited since June 03, 2013.

Mr. Bangara served as Chief Operating Officer at Indiagames Ltd. Mr. Bangara served as Managing Director of The Walt Disney Company (India) Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Bangara was also the Managing Director of the digital business at Disney UTV, which is one of India's leading digital businesses, specializing in games, audio & video content.

Shameer Tandon
Shameer Tandon is a very passionate entrepreneur and is the only cost accountant and management graduate to be a music director in Bollywood.

He quit a plum corporate job as the Country Head at Emi Virgin to pursue his passion for music. He has done more than 150 ADVERTISING JINGLES for POPULAR BRANDS such as Ambuja Cement, Idea, Big Bazaar, ICICI, Pepsi, Samsonite, SBI, LIC, Airtel and more. Shamir curated and composed the No.1 album of 2006-07 i.e Asha and Friends, where he got Ashaji to sing with superstar Sanjay Dutt, gorgeous Urmila Matondkar, Australian pace bowler Brett Lee and the winner of the Zee Saregamapa L'il Champs.

He composed the anthem for the 2007 Cricket World Cup where he made 11 leading singers sing together in one song. He released a unique song for anti-piracy and got the top singers of Bollywood to collaborate together on the track. This was the first time ever a song on anti-piracy had been created.

His non film album for the Top 4 winners of Indian Idol 6, called the Fab Four, comprised 5 original tracks and 4 special renditions of the winning song ‘Pal’, for each of the winners.

Tarsame Mittal
Tarsame Mittal is the Founder of the premier talent management company in the Indian Music Industry called Tarsame Mittal Management.

He has been instrumental in building careers of a number of artists including Arijit Singh, Amit Trivedi, Rekha Bharadwaj, etc and a lot more new talent.

All About Music, an India centric music conference was Tarsame’s brain child and was successfully executed by him and his team and attended by a large number of eminent music industry personalities.

AAMA5 – Artist Aloud Music Awards
AAMA5 Winners
Bajate RahoBest Song
Deepa Nair
Best Album
Dream AliveBest video
Best Female
Nusrat HussainBest Intl.
Kavita SethBest Genre
Neerja Pandit –
Kashmir Feat
Best Lyrics
Studio Sound
Garage Season 2
Best Sound
Prajoth Dsa
Feat. Adil Nadaf
Best Male
Mumbais FinestBest
Single Jury
Ronkini Gupta Collective – Ritu Basant KiBest Composition
Twist To Break SealBest Group
Frequently Asked Questions
What is AAMA?
The Artist Aloud Music Awards is a unique music discovery and vetting platform that helps felicitate exceptional independent artists and give them the recognition they deserve for their creativity.

Artist Aloud elevates the most innovative artists & releases and connects them to extraordinary fans who seek talent that’s crafted with skill, passion & integrity.
Are there any number of limits of Voting per individual?
You may cast your vote one hundred times per day through the voting website.
Who can Vote?
All residents of India and International residents may vote. You can use any of the login routes to vote.
How do I Vote?
There are two ways for you to cast votes for the 2018 Artist Aloud Music Awards:

You can vote online through the official AAMA voting website located at www.artistaloud.com/aama ("AAMA Website") using your PC, tablet, or mobile device. To vote you need to log in through one of the login routes. Votes can only be submitted (and counted) while the Voting Period is open. During the Voting Period, you will see the finalists for the Award on the voting page of the Voting Website, and you will be prompted to click on the finalist for whom you want to vote. You will see an image of each finalist alongside his or her name and a "Vote" button along with a play button to hear the content before voting.
Can I Vote using Facebook login?
Yes, to vote for your favorite artist you need to login on our website and you can use any of the login options which includes Facebook.
How do I Contact You?
You can easily contact us here – Email – info@artistaloud.com

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When will the winners be announced?
7th April 2018
Can I Vote through my phone?
Yes, you can vote from any device through our website www.artistaloud.com/aama
Is it an open event or ticketed event?
It’s a LIVE event; you can watch the whole event online. Stay tuned for the destination.
How can I watch the LIVE event?
Stay tuned for information on the same.
Is the 2018 Artist Aloud Music Awards collecting personal information when I vote online?
When you vote online using Facebook, you will be asked to share some personal information with the 2018 AAMA for vote verification purposes and for other permissible uses set forth in our Privacy Policy available at www.artistaloud.com/aama
I have trouble voting online – Why?
Although the Internet can handle huge volumes of vote submissions simultaneously, there may be times when your local service provider may not be able to handle every attempt due to the sheer volume. Other technical issues may also arise, such as errors in vote transmission, service outages, delays, malfunctions of telecommunications equipment, software glitches, etc. If you are trying to vote during the Voting Period but find that your attempts to vote are not being processed, please be patient and try again later.
What else do I need to know about the voting process?
Any attempt to deliberately undermine, circumvent, or manipulate the legitimate operation of the vote process is strictly prohibited, including, without limitation, use of fraudulent, robotic, or ghost Google accounts, use of multiple email addresses to set up multiple Social Media accounts, and/or automated voting scripts, programs, or macros .We reserve the right to disqualify the votes from any individuals/entities
How are votes counted?
The total number of valid votes submitted during the Voting Period will be tabulated and the finalist that we determine has the most valid votes will be declared the winner. If the voting process is interrupted for any reason, is found to have been tampered with in any way, or for any other reason that we believe to be reasonably necessary (for example, in instances of infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical or system failures or disruption, 'acts of God' or terrorist attacks, or any other causes beyond our control), we reserve the right to select the winner and may take into consideration the number of votes received by any finalist up until the time of the interruption or cancelation of the voting process
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