To scout young talents and give them encouragement AIR has been organizing the AIR music competition every year during August, in different disciplines – Classical, Light, Folk, Vocal and Instrumental and it is a matter of great pride that the present day stars in the field of music are mostly prize winners of the prestigious AIR Music Competition.All India Radio has a time tested and much acclaimed Music Audition System in order to select artistes, grade them and offer broadcast engagements. The audition rules in vogue are available on this site. (The revised rules are being framed.)
There are four grades – B, B-High, A & Top awarded to artistes which is purely based on performance quality adjudged by a Committee of Eminent Musicians/ Experts in the field. Recently, a few artistes have been awarded the National Artistes Honor, keeping in view, their seniority & contribution for the cause and promotion of Classical Music- Karnatic and Hindustani.
All India Radio has also Top Grade Western Music Artistes – Classical and Light from the Eastern Zone besides a few A Grade and B-High Grade Artistes in different disciplines.
For online Application for Music Artist gradation, click hereGeneral information on Music Audition System of All India Radio