For the last 5 years, Mirchi Music Awards South has identified and honored the best performers in the South Indian film music industry. The Music Mirchi Awards South 2013 is bought by Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM. The program will feature all the four movie industry of South India. There will be 16 awards in each of the four languages. The award function will be held on August 16, at Annapurna Studios, 7 acres in Hyderabad.
The winners of the Mirch Music Award is done in two phase. First the screening Jury will shortlist nominations for all the award categories. The winners of the award will be decided by the Grand Jury. Each of the four film industry has separate panels. The panel for the Kannada film music industry is headed by actor/director S. Narayan.
The Grand Jury for the music awards in Kannada met on July 28th at Movenpick Hotel in Bangalore to select the winners. Speaking on the occasion, the president of the Jury S. Narayan said, "I feel proud to be associated with the Mirchi Music Awards, because, the entire selection process is unbiased. Identifying genuine talent and providing opportunities for everyone to win an award is its major objective, and hence the jury members include personalities from the film music industry. I strongly believe that even the film music industry awaits keenly for this particular award function. Identifying and selecting the right talent for the award among such huge genuine talent is quite a difficult task for the jury. I wish the best to all the artists."
There jury has selected winners by preferential voting system in 14 categories. 2 awards come under the Mirchi listerner's choice. The Grand Jury member are S.Narayan, V Manohar,V Harikrishna Nagathihalli Chandrashekar, Dr.Suman Kittur, Kaviraj, Manikanth Kadri, Arjun Janya, Gurukiran, K.Kalyan. All eyes are on the award ceremony to be held on August 16th.