MUMBAI: The Indian Recording Arts Academy (IRAA) awards today announced that the 2017 entry deadline for submitting nominations has been extended to 10 May, 2017. Spearheaded by IRAA Director Pramod Chandorkar, the nominations will be screened by an 11 member Jury comprising the best in the Music production and post-production industry. There is no voting and final authority is with Jury and their decision is binding on the nominees.
Soundtracks and albums released between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2016 are eligible for nomination. Audio files accompanying the entries can be uploaded to a Dropbox link provided on the website.
For 2017, the IRAA has introduced several new awards and award categories that are crucial to the recording and music production industry.
The new categories are:
• Dubbing Engineer for Film - Hindi • Sound Editor (Effects and Ambience) - Hindi • Foley Artist – Hindi• Broadcast Mixing (Dialogue Oriented) – Hindi• Broadcast Mixing (Music Oriented) – Hindi
With the objective of recognizing the regional music industry, this year the IRAA awards has constituted ‘Regional Awards’ to honour talent outside Mumbai. The same awards have also been earmarked for the regional music industry. These include:
Film Song Recording & Mixing – Regional
Sync Sound Recording - Regional Film
Sound Designer for Feature Film – Regional
Dubbing Engineer for Film – Regional
Sound Editor (Effects & Ambience) – Regional
Broadcast Mixing (Dialogue Oriented) – Regional
Broadcast Mixing (Music Oriented) - Regional
The winners will be announced at the IRAA award ceremony which will take place at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai on 3 June, 2017, 4 pm.