The Mirchi Music Awards South 2013, which brings together the music fraternity across all the four southern language films, will take place in Hyderabad on August 16. This year, the music artists from South India will get a chance to win 14 awards across popular categories, Radio Mirchi said in a statement in Friday.
Each of the four south Indian languages will have a separate jury panel headed by a chairman. The Tamil jury is headed by Gangai Amaran, Telugu by D Suresh Babu, Kannada by D Narayanan and Shyamaprasad will be doing the honours for the Malayalam industry. The entire process of screening, short listing and selection of winners is audited by Ernst and Young.
Prashanth Pandey, CEO, Radio Mirchi, said, "The Mirchi Music Awards South has reached its fifth year and this is our way of showing love and respect to the industry that is an integral part of us." He added, "From screening to selection to the final awards, each process has been meticulously planned in a structured manner so that no deserving work goes unnoticed."
Mirchi Music Awards South were first given in 2010 for the best of 2009 and the ceremony was held at the Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai on 17 July 2010.