MUMBAI: Saturday night was a mesmerizing affair at the Sahara Star Hotel in Mumbai as stars lined the stage for the second edition of Indiantelevision.com’s Cliff Music Awards 2022.
In India, one tends to associate music with film or Bollywood music, but there is much more waiting to be discovered. Raising a toast to all such independent musicians and original music creators, the CMA Awards honored musical achievements for the August 2021 – August 2022 period in a one-of-a-kind celebration held on September 24. The first edition of the event took place virtually last year due to restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic.
ITV founder and editor-in-chief Anil Wanwari posthumously recalled the contributions of industry legends and music veterans, such as Bappi Lahiri, KK Menon, Bhupinder Singh and India’s nightingale, Lata Mangeshkar.This year’s event began with a poignant moment. Those we have lost in the past year.
The Radio & Music Clef Music Awards (CMA) brings together musicians, songwriters, composers, bands, record labels from the Hindi and English language music fraternity pan-India as it celebrates talent across the musical spectrum, categorized in over 40 categories. Hindustani and devotional music for rap, folk, ghazal, sufi, pop, electronic and rock music.
The jury members included prominent names in the industry, such as Abhijit Sawant, Amit Sana, Ankush Bharadwaj, Atul Churamani, Bhaskar Pal, Divya Kumar, Heena Kriplani, Mayur Puri, Prashant Ingol, Sanjeev Kohli, Santosh Nair, Shikhar Yuvraj Manchand, and Sunny Vyas. .
Notable names from the music world, such as Leslie Lewis, Amit Sana, Kavita Sheth, and Sonu Kakkar, to name a few, were also present at the event.
Here is the full list of winners who took home the CMA trophy: