VIMA Music Awards

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VIMA Music Award
CountryIndonesia
Philippines
Thailand
Vietnam
Myanmar
Malaysia
Singapore
Brunei
Presented byBite Media and Saintz & Sinnerz
First awarded2008
Last awarded2013
WebsiteOfficial website

VIMA Awards was Asia's first independent music awards when launched in 2008. VIMA MUSIC AWARDS was formed in 2008 by Siva Chandran, Tevan Manickam and Merp Premo - 3 individuals with different backgrounds who wanted a change in the music scene not only in Malaysia but globally. The team restructured and co-founder Meera Thuraivel joined the team in 2010 to help elevate the awards platform into 3 other big brands - IndieGo Music Awards (South Asia- India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh & Pakistan), GAMA (Global African Music Awards) and Bite My Music Global Awards (World Cup of Independent music awards). VIMA is under the Bite My Music Global Awards platform. The current awards was held on February 2013.

VIMA was held 3 other times before. VIMA 2009, VIMA 2010 and VIMA 2012. VIMA 2011 was not held and was replaced by a charitable concert called Indie Aid Japan to raise funds for the tsunami victims of Japan in May 2011.

Bite Media also teamed up with Sony Music Entertainment Malaysia to release a BEST OF VIMA compilation featuring 16 of the best songs of VIMA 2013. The compilation was launched on 8 July 2013 and featured musicians such as Amanda Imani, Amirah Ali, Beat The System, Jaclyn Victor, Hevance, Arvinder Raina, Bihzhu, Poova, Malique, Roshan Jamrock, Thyviya, Psycho.Unit, MeandMy PunjabiFriend, Pheelers, Alex Subryn, SlaP!, Abstrak Hingga Ke Bulan and Paperplane Pursuit.

VIMA 2014 Grand Finals is expected to be held in the 22 March 2014 at Platinum Club@One City Subang. This time the awards will allow eligibility to both independent and mainstream acts from all labels in Southeast Asia.[1] VIMA 2014 is also expanding to include a sub-award platform called VIMA India, to recognize musicians from India, in an effort to build a bridge between Southeast Asia and India.

Award Event[edit]

VIMA 2013 Music Award[edit]

The awards night was hosted for the 4th time by former Poetic Ammo member, C Loco. Below are the winners of the 2013 edition award[2]

Best Song[edit]

Award Category Song Singer Language Country
Song of the year “Heart Way” Bihzhu English Malaysia
Best Indian language Song from South East Asia Inni Vendham Thyivya feat Shane X’treme,Mista Carey & D7 of S.L.Y SQUAD Tamil Malaysia
Best Punjabi Song Hai Ni Teri Yaad Raina Arvinder Punjabi Malaysia/India
Best Chinese language song from South East Asia “壞習慣” SLap Mandarin Malaysia
Best Instrumental/World Song Islands of Papua Iwanouz Instrumental Indonesia
Best pop song Over You
Heart Way (cert)
Avaleh Partenda
Have a Safe Fall
Bihzhu
Stylo D’ Viruz feat Vish-1 & Shameshan Mani Maran
English
English
Tamil
Brunei
Malaysia
Malaysia
Best Electro Song Takkan Berhenti Di Sini
VA (cert)
Karma (cert)
Homogenic
Shruthi
X –Clusive
Bahasa Indonesia
Tamil
English
Indonesia
Malaysia
Malaysia
Best Hip-Hop Song Warriors Tongue
Indian Monster (cert)
Fastball (cert)
Masia One
Psycho.Unit
Young Caddy Thrillhoodz feat Ife-Ezy
English
Tamil/English
English
Singapore
Malaysia
Malaysia
Best Rock Song Look Into The Sky
Aku dan Simfoni (cert)
Hero (cert)
Alex Subryn
Pheelers
Beat The System
English
Bahasa Malaysia
English
Malaysia
Malaysia
Malaysia

Other Awards[edit]

Besides the Best song categories, the other notable winners of the awards night included Poova (Malaysia) for BEST POP ACT, Homogenic (Indonesia) for BEST ELECTRO/DANCE ACT, Psycho.unit (Malaysia) for BEST HIP-HOP ACT and Hevance (Sarawak,Malaysia) for BEST ROCK ACT.

Award Winner Country
VIMA HALL OF FAME award Poetic Ammo

Paul Ponnudorai (posthumous)

Jeff Siah

Alda Evan Tan (posthumous)

Azmyl Yunor || Malaysia

Social Media Champion of Southeast Asia Lady Kash and Krissy Singapore
Best Music Video G.L.A for Ubah Malaysia
Best Genre-Bender Phyco.Unit for Ghetto Disco Malaysia
Best College Act SOG (Sekumpulan Orang Gila) Malaysia
Best Collaboration Masia One featuring Pharell, The Game & Isis Salam Singapore
Best Overall Male Act Emir
Blackstar
Indonesia
Best Overall Female Act Amirah Ali Malaysia
Best Producer Roshan Jamrock Malaysia
The Galaxtar Award for Best Digital Tech Album Bunkface for Bunk Not Dead Malaysia
Thank You For Existing Award Homogenic
Masia One
Indonesia
Singapore

References[edit]

  1. ^ "VIMA 2013 Music Awards kicks off". Free Malaysia Today.com. Retrieved 12 June 2013.
  2. ^ "VIMA 2013 FULL WINNERS LIST". http://bitemymusic.com. Archived from the original on 29 June 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2013. External link in |publisher= (help)