Striking the right note: Clef Music Awards'22 unveils the winners in a glitzy ceremony

The awards is a shout out to India’s independent music scene, honouring talent across the spectrum

Mumbai: It was a scintillating Saturday night at Mumbai’s Sahara Star hotel as the stars aligned to stage the second edition of's Clef Music Awards 2022.

In India, one tends to associate music with films or Bollywood music, but there’s so much more out there waiting to be discovered. Raising a toast to all such independent musicians & original music creators, the CMA awards honoured musical accomplishments for the period August 2021 - August 2022 in a one-of-a-kind celebration held on 24 September. The first edition of the event took place virtually last year due to the restrictions imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

This year's event commenced with a poignant moment as the ITV founder and editor-in-chief Anil Wanvari posthumously recalled the contributions of the industry’s legends and music veterans, namely Bappi Lahiri, KK Menon, Bhupinder Singh, and the nightingale of India, Lata Mangeshkar, all of whom we lost in the past year.

The Radio & Music Clef Music Awards (CMA) integrates musicians, lyricists, composers, bands, record labels, from the Hindi & English language music fraternity pan-India as it celebrates talent across the musical spectrum, classified into over 40 categories, ranging from Hindustani and devotional music to rap, folk, ghazal, sufi, pop, electronic, and rock music.

The jury members included eminent names from the industry, such as Abhijeet Sawant, Amit Sana, Ankush Bhardwaj, Atul Churamani, Bhaskar Pal, Divya Kumar, Heena Kriplani, Mayur Puri, Prashant Ingole, Sanjeev Kohli, Santosh Nair, Shikhar Yuvraj Manchanda, and Sunnyy Vyas.

Notable names from the world of music, such as Leslie Lewis, Amit Sana, Kavita Seth, and Sonu Kakkar, to name a few, also marked their attendance at the event.

Here is the full list of the winners who took home the CMA trophies:

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