MUMBAI, (GNI): Be it the free fun flowing Befikre music to the soulful heart touching Channa Mereya, 2016 marked a year with a variable mix for the listeners. In an attempt to find out the ‘best amongst
the best’ the veterans from the Music world gathered for the Grand Jury Meet of the 9 th Royal
Stag Mirchi Music Awards in Mumbai.
The jury included music legends such as Javed Akhtar (Jury Chairperson), Prasoon Joshi, Kavita
Krishnamurthy, Sameer Anjaan, Irshad Kamil, Ramesh Sippy, Subhash Ghai, Sudhir Mishra,
Madhur Bhandarkar, Anu Malik, Lalit Pandit, Louiz Banks, Suresh Wadkar, Shailendra Singh,
Talat Aziz, Alka Yagnik, Sadhana Sargam, Saapna Mukerji, Ila Arun, Pritam, Milind
Srivastava, Pankaj Udhas, Anuradha Paudwal, Sulaiman Merchant, Udit Narayan, Raju Singh,
Roop Kumar Rathod, Shaan and Vijay Krishna Acharya. They screened the nominations to
judge the winners across various categories.
The winners of the 9 th Royal Stag Mirchi Music Awards will be announced in a grand award
ceremony on 18 th February, 2017, in Mumbai.
Announcing the 9 th edition, Prashant Panday, CEO, Radio Mirchi said, “Radio Mirchi believes in
celebrating music throughout the year and this year was graced by some really amazing
numbers. The stature of this ceremony is due to the very talented and expert Jury who sit with
decades of experience vigorously to select the best music across various genres that we heard in
Talking on his association, Javed Akhtar, Jury Chairperson, said, “I have been associated with
the Mirchi Music Awards for many years. The music industry is witnessing an emergence of
creative minds who are young talented souls bringing fresh talent to us. Each entry is special in
its own rhythm and I wish everyone good luck”
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