Terms & Conditions

1. Definitions

Awards Mirchi Music Awards 2014
Awards Management/ Organizers Entertainment Network (India) Limited ('ENIL')
EY Ernst & Young LLP, Process advisors and official tabulators to the winner determination process of the Awards
Participant Any organization / individual who sends in an application to participate in the Awards, or whose song / album is chosen or entered for participation in the Awards in any manner
Nominee or Finalist Any song / album / person shortlisted by the screening jury for evaluation by the Grand Jury
Grand Jury A group of persons appointed by Awards Management who will approve the proposed process of the Awards, ratify the nominees shortlisted by the Screening Jury and then vote on the Nominees to determine final winners
Screening Jury A group of jury persons who will evaluate all entries as part of the process of short-listing Nominees
Technical Jury A group of jury persons who will evaluate all entries for technical categories as part of shortlisting Nominees and winner determination process
Rules These rules and regulations governing the Awards, as amended from time to time

2. Award categories

Category Award
Film awards
  1. Song of the year (Note 1)
  2. Album of the year (Note 2)
  3. Male vocal
  4. Female vocal
  5. Music composer
  6. Lyricist
  7. Upcoming singer - Male
  8. Upcoming singer - Female
  9. Upcoming music composer
  10. Upcoming lyricist
  11. Song representing Sufi tradition
  12. Raag based song
Technical awards
  1. Music Arranger & Programmer
  2. Sound Recording
  3. Background score
Non-film
  1. Indi pop song of the year
Listener's choice awards (Note 4)
  1. Song of the year - Mirchi listeners' choice
  2. Album of the year - Mirchi listeners' choice
Special Awards (Note 5)
  1. Lifetime achievement award
  2. Jury award for outstanding contribution to Hindi film music

Notes:

  1. To be given to the artists, lyricists and composers of the winning song
  2. To be given to the producers and lyricists of the winning album, and singers & composers, if constant across the album
  3. Nominees will be the top 5 entries as determined by screening jury votes, validated by Grand Jury and winners will be determined through public voting
  4. To be decided by ENIL & Jury;

The Awards categories may be changed / modified / split / merged based on the songs released during the period, and is at the discretion of Awards management and jury

3. Call for entries

4. Eligibility criteria for participation in the Awards

5. Timelines

6. Short-listing up to 15 nominees for each award category

7. Nomination of up to 3 songs each by Grand jury members

8. Determination of winners Jury awards

9. Jury evaluation process

10. Public voting

11. Information about songs / albums / people nominated for awards

12. General

Sangeeta Nair - sangeeta.nair@timesgroup.com
Mirchi Music Awards 2014 - South
Radio Mirchi,Entertainment Network (India) Limited,
4th Floor, A-wing, Matulya Centre,
Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel (West), Mumbai - 400013.
ENIL shall endeavor to the best of its ability to respond thereto.


Categories for Listener's choice awards

In appreciation of its listeners / fans,Awards management is allowing / permitting the listeners of Radio Mirchi to vote for a nomination of their choice in the following two categories of awards namely:

  1. Song of the year - Mirchi listeners' choice
  2. Album of the year - Mirchi listeners' choice

The number and type of the award categories that could be opened to public voting can be modified and changed at the discretion of the Jury and Awards Management at any time.

Eligibility criteria for participation in the Awards

Voting

Votes can be submitted in three ways:


No other additional nominees would be accepted from the listeners

All applicable SMS charges would be borne by the listener. In no case shall the Awards management be held responsible for any dispute between the listener and the service provider(Mobile Company) regarding tariff rate or otherwise. Awards management does not take any responsibility of failures occurring with any response mechanisms depending on performance of third parties.

Votes received outside the specified times and procedure will not be counted.

Only one vote is permitted per mobile number, Facebook ID and Twitter ID respectively for each of the aforesaid Award categories. Any multiple votes will be disqualified.

Votes received for a song/album that does not qualify or fall under the Eligibility criteria would be disregarded and the same would not be entertained.

Timelines

Voting would be open from February 12,2015 12.00 hours to February 24, 2015 23.59 hours

General

By sending an SMS or accessing the website, listener agrees to accept all the rules and regulations stated herein.
ENIL reserves the right to cancel or suspend voting at any time without assigning any reasons whatsoever.
ENIL reserves the right to disqualify votes if it has reasonable grounds to suspect that fraudulent voting hasoccurred or if it considers there has been any attempt to rig the voting.
ENIL, it directors, officers,subsidiaries and / or agencies and / or sponsors cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem with any network or line, system, server, provider or otherwise which may result in any vote being lost or not properly registered or recorded.
ENIL / Radio Mirchi makes no representation or gives no assurance as regards the different categories orvotes of any audience / listener or public in general and shall not be responsible for the same in any way or manner whatsoever.
ENIL shall not be responsible for any computer / systems / or any other related breakdowns / failures which might result in your non-participation in voting for the Listeners Choice Awards.
ENIL cannot be held responsible if the Listener is not contactable through the information provided while participating in the contest.
All right, title and interest including but not limited to the Intellectual Property Rights in the promotional material(s) and any/all registrations received shall vest solely and exclusively with ENIL/Radio Mirchi at all times and ENIL/ Radio Mirchi or any other Times Group Companies shall be entitled to use the database of the entries received or any information in any media for future promotional,marketing and publicity purpose without any further reference or payment or compensation to the you as a Listener.
ENIL reserves the right to change,defer, alter or cancel this Listeners Choice Awards in part or full, or change any or all of the rules and regulations that are applicable, without giving prior intimation / notice of any kind and will not be liable for any consequential losses /damages. Decision of ENIL in this regard and in general with respect to the Listeners Choice Awards and the rules and regulations thereto shall be final, binding and non-contestable.
Nothing contained herein amounts to a commitment or representation by ENIL / Radio Mirchi to conduct further or other such events None of the provisions of these rules and regulations shall be deemed to constitute a partnership or agency between the listener and ENIL and listener shall have no authority to bind ENIL / RadioMirchi in any manner whatsoever.
ENIL accepts no liability for any errors or omissions, whether on behalf of itself or any third parties.
ENIL is not responsible for any system failure or breakdown on the website or otherwise.
In no event shall ENIL be liable for losses or any incidental or consequential damages arising out of or in connection with the Listeners Choice Awards, its services or this agreement(however arising, including negligence). ENIL / Radio Mirchi shall not be responsible for any product or service liability of any kind.
The decision of ENIL / Radio Mirchi shall be final and binding in all regards and no communication shall be entertained in this regard. All right, title and interest in the data received, promotional material(s) and any/all registrations received shall vest solely and exclusively with ENIL / Radio Mirchi at all times.
Listener shall be solely responsible for any consequences which may arise due to any kind of infringement of copyrights or any kind of intellectual property rights belonging to any other person / entity etc. and also undertake to indemnify ENIL and its officers, directors,employees etc on the happening of such an event (including without limitation cost of attorney, legal charges etc.) on full indemnity basis.
ENIL accepts no responsibility for late, lost, incomplete, incorrectly submitted, delayed, illegible, corrupted or misdirected entries, claims or correspondence whether due to error, omission,alteration, tampering, unauthorized data hacking, deletion, theft, destruction,virus attack, transmission interruption, communications failure, hardware failure or otherwise. ENIL has no control over communications networks or lines and none of them accepts any responsibility for any problems associated with them, whether due to traffic congestion, technical malfunction or otherwise.ENIL is not liable for any consequences of user error including (without limitation) costs incurred.
The information is deemed to be voluntarily supplied during the course of you voting for the Listeners Choice Awards and /or personal information provided by the winner/s as non-confidential, which hereby discharges all obligations of confidentiality.ENIL shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose and distribute the information to third parties without limitation.
All disputes relating to or arising out of the Awards shall be subject to the laws of India, and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of competent jurisdiction at Mumbai,India

If Listeners are unclear as to the rules or any element of the Awards or experience difficulties of any kind, they can write in their questions, problems or queries to the following address:

Mirchi Music Awards South 2014
RadioMirchi,
Trade Gardens, Ground Floor, Kamala Mills Compound,
Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel (West),
Mumbai - 400 013.
Tel: +91 22 6753 6983; Fax: +91 22 6753 6800.
Email ID - sangeeta.nair@timesgroup.com

ENIL shall endeavor to the best of its ability to respond thereto.