| 21 Apr 2024
IRAA 2019 Jury committee and award categories announced

MUMBAI:  The thirteenth edition of the Indian Recording Arts Academy Awards (IRAA) which will take place at BEC, Mumbai on 1 June 2019 has announced it esteemed Jury for the 2019 awards. The jury remains the same as the 12th edition, but with the inclusion of two more jury members - sound engineer par excellence and Pro Audio Application Specialist, AVID - Sreejesh Nair and Globally Renowned Sound Engineer and Chief Sound Engineer at YRF Studio -Shantanu Hudlikar.

IRAA founder and executive chairman Anil Chopra, Honorary Chairman Pramod Chandorkar and  Award Director for IRAA 2019 Mujeeb Dadarkar will once again focus on scouting talent and bringing them into the spotlight and awarding them for superlative engineering work. The committee’s efforts and vision is supported by the 12 member jury comprising of top audio engineers, music producers and arrangers from across the country. Besides Pramod Chandorkar and Mujeeb Dadarkar, the Jury includes Aditya Modi, Ashish Saksena, Bishwadeep Chatterjee, Indrajit Sharma, Jim Satya, Sreejesh Nair, Shantanu Hudlikar, Vijay Bengal, Vijay Dayal and Yogesh Pradhan. 

For 2019, the esteemed IRAA jury has introduced several new award categories for content and music created for the web domain. The new categories have been created keeping in mind the increasing volumes of work being done across studios for online streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime, for their rich library of original international as well as regional content.  

The new categories include 

  • Sync Sound Recording Web Series - Hindi 
  • Sync Sound Recording Web Series – Regional
  • Sound Designer for Web Series – Hindi
  • Sound Designer for Web Series – Regional
  • Dialogue Editor for Web Series - Hindi 
  • Dialogue Editor for Web Series - Regional
  • Sound Editor Effects and Ambience for Web Series - Hindi 
  • Sound Editor Effects and Ambience for Web Series - Regional
  • Music Producer Web Series - Hindi
  • Music Producer Web Series - Regional

The jury has made other categories in the audio engineering, post production and music production segments too open for nominations for content created for the Web. 

Nominations have already started pouring in and the IRAA team expects a deluge of nominations by the deadline date which is scheduled for April 30th, 2019. Sound Engineers and Studios across the country are encouraged to send in their nominations before the deadline date. The Jury through a collective evaluation and judging process will ensure that all entries received are reviewed and judged fairly.

Winners will be announced at the IRAA award ceremony which will be hosted alongside the PALM Expo 2019 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai on 1 June 2019, 4 pm onwards.

The IRAA Awards 2019 nominations are open to Music producers, recording professionals and sound engineers. A full list of categories, award criteria and deadlines can be found on Entries for the IRAA Awards will close on Tuesday, 30 April 2019. Submissions must be accompanied by Audio files which can be submitted to a dropbox link provided on the website.

Soundtracks released between 1 January 2018, and 31 December 2018, are eligible for nomination. The awards will be judged by IRAA’s 12 member jury panel who are all involved creatively and/or technically in the recording and music production industry. The jury will listen to the audio files submitted by the nominees and will determine the winner. There is no voting. Final authority is with Jury and their decision is binding on the nominees.