Terms & Conditions

Indian Independent Music Awards 2022

Indian Independent Music Awards is the digital awards platform organized by Hungama Digital Media Entertainment Private Limited (‘Hungama’) ('Contest Organizer') to celebrate Indian Independent Musicians. It is organized to discover and promote the best artists & releases in India. Celebrate the most outstanding new projects from self-released & Indie label talent across the industry, handpicked by industry insiders & music fans from across the nation. Artists & Labels submit their nominations online for content that has been officially released in India between April 2021 & September 2022.


Nominations are accepted Only for Original Releases done within India from April 2021 to September 2022 (NRI Included)

Nomination Terms

  • Participation in the Indian Independent Music Awards is voluntary and by participating the Artist/Label agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  • After the official announcement, interested participants submit their nominations online as per the respective categories.
  • The Participant registers before they send in their nomination by entering their Email ID or Mobile Number. An OTP is sent to their Email ID or Mobile Number to be able to authenticate the same so that the entry is genuine, and the contestants are accessible if he/she needs to be reached out to.
  • There is a moderation process by Hungama who will have full rights to approve or disapprove the nominations if not as per the requirements.
  • Approved content is reflected on the website under Nominees tab as per the category.
  • A nominee submits only one entry per category.
  • All participants’ nominations go through a moderation process by qualified moderators and only once the nomination is approved as per the terms shared, it is then visible on the Nominee section.
  • By entering these awards, the nominee gives the Organizer the right to publish/exhibit screen grabs and/or submitted report.
  • All submissions are made online. Once entries are submitted, they go forward for judging.
  • After the entry deadline entries cannot be withdrawn, and refunds, if any, cannot be given.
  • All entries are legal. Any entries containing offensive material are disqualified.
  • The following submissions are disqualified:
    • Participant's content is not an Original content.
    • Does not fall under releases done between April 2021 - September 2022.
    • Does not conform to the category rules/submission formats.
    • The Participant warrants that it:
    • Does not violate any law for the time being in force.
    • Does not deceive or mislead about the origin of any messages or communicates any information which is grossly offensive or menacing in nature.
    • They are well aware of the terms and conditions of use of Contest Organizers websites, especially policy against spamming and/or privacy policies, and shall participate in the Contest with strict adherence to such terms and policies. In no event Contest Organizer shall be responsible or held liable for any acts of the Contest Participants.
    • Shall not violate the rights of any third party, including, but not limited to, privacy rights, copyrights, trademark rights and/or any other intellectual property rights.
    • Shall indemnify the Contest Organizer, its officials, employees, representatives against any claim, loss, damages and liability arising as a result of infringement of third party intellectual property rights.
    • The Content is not harmful, harassing, blasphemous, defamatory, obscene, paedophilic, libellous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically objectionable, disparaging, or otherwise unlawful in any manner whatever.
    • The submission does not contain software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer resource. In the event of any discrepancy as to the date and/or the time of receipt of any entry, Contest Organizer shall have the final decision in resolving such discrepancy. The Contest Organizer's decision is final.
    • Hungama further reserves the right in its absolute discretion to disqualify any Participant at any stage if it has reasonable grounds to believe that a Participant has breached any of these Terms, any applicable law (including copyright law) or has otherwise infringed the intellectual property rights of any other person.



  • Every user visiting the website needs to login/register to cast his/her vote for the content in each category.
  • A user can cast votes for multiple different content in each category.
  • A user can cast only one vote for one particular content.


Consumer Category

  • Consumer categories are a set of genre based award categories where the user visiting the website gets a chance to cast their vote for their favourite artist/content on the website during the voting period.
  • Industry jury category are a set of award categories which will be judged by the industry jury members. Industry Jury are a set of jury members from the entertainment industry. These members will judge the nominations that have been shortlisted and provide scores towards each content in the respective category and the final winners will be decided based in the highest score given by the jury members.
  • Nominations received for the Industry Jury Category are shortlisted by a highly curated team who shortlist the Top 5 Nominations which are then sent to the Industry Jury Members to select the final Winner for each of the Industry Jury Categories. The judges' decision is final and binding.
  • Hungama is not responsible for any problems with or technical malfunction of any telephone or internet network, or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email Entry to be received on account of technical mechanical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website, human errors of any kind, or any combination thereof.


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