Bollywood Music Award: Honouring the song!

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By Hindustan Times

NEW DELHI, Nov. 4 -- Nominations for the Global Indian Music Awards, in asssociation with Hindustan Times, India's first awards that recognise film and non-film music, were announced on Tuesday. The awards, which will honour vocalists, instrumentalists, composers and curators, will take place on November 10. In addition to the ten non-film and 11 film categories, there will also be an award for the best anti-piracy initiative.

Anti-piracy crusaders

"Our industry is struck by piracy and initiatives need to be taken to combat the menace. There are opportunities to recognise this and the people who are aiding the campaigns both on the physical (CDs) and digital space (creating software programmes, running online crusades)," says Indian Music Industry president, Vijay Lazarus. The advisory board comprising Vijay Lazarus, Bhushan Kumar, L. Subramaniam, Shankar Mahadevan, Hariharan, Prasoon Joshi, Karan Johar, Mukesh Bhatt and Sulaiman Merchant, among others, will review the entries and select one initiative with the most impact against piracy.

GIMA received 940 entries including 223 albums. Six Bollywood films - 3 Idiots, Karthik Calling Karthik, Kaminey, Ishqiya, Love Aaj Kal and Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani - have been nominated in the film music category.