Since 2006, the Indian Recording Arts Academy Awards (IRAA) honour and recognise exceptional talent in music, soundtrack recording and mixing in Indian music for albums and movies. The music awards similarly recognise innovation in music production and engineering that defines independent music culture.
These awards focus not only on the recording, technical and engineering talent but also takes note of the musicianship that goes into making a remarkable song/album
There are very few award ceremonies that honour the technical expertise behind song and music production, with most others restricting themselves to popular categories. The IRAA Awards are the first ever music awards in India that recognizes the regularly forgotten technical fields of music recording and engineering talent in India; it recognizes those who exhibit the courage, and creativity to bring about a transformation in the world of music.
The awards take cognizance of the talent and worth of studios and engineers, while keeping an eye on the skill in adopting new technology, trends and proving expertise in the use of new methods.
The IRAA awards which has gained aspirational value through the years, reflects the industry’s credibility and has become an eagerly looked forward to annual event.
Now in its 15th edition, IRAA Awards will continue to applaud the best in Indian music; those who exhibit the courage, and creativity to bring about a transformation in the world of music.
IRAA Awards are hosted alongside the PALM Expo - India’s foremost, undisputed and internationally reputed exposition for the pro audio, AV and lighting. In 2021, the awards will be hosted as a virtual event owing to the pandemic situation.