call for entries: music

TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS (TFA) announces the third in its series of annual awards for young musicians and bands. The award is worth Rs. 50,000 in cash, intended to support the advancement of your musical career.


BUT: If you are older than 30 on January 1, 2007, or do not live in India, read no further!


ALSO:  The spirit of the TFA Awards is to identify and encourage young talent. Therefore, do not submit an entry if you are already a well-known and established name in the music world.


TFA is looking for entries in contemporary music from all parts of India (bands or individuals). The list of genres extends from rock, jazz, heavy metal, trance, house, instrumental, folk – to the as yet unimagined. Language is also no barrier.


The submissions should be 100% original. Copyright issues are the responsibility of the applicant, not TFA.


Entries should be sent as three CD copies of the music. The entries should reach TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS (TFA) before October 31, 2006.



H 301 Adarsh Gardens

8th Block, 47th Cross


Bangalore 560 082

Phone: 080-26548139




Entries must be accompanied by a signed statement confirming: (i) the applicant’s date of birth (ii) the names of any released singles/CDs (iii) that the submitted work is original.


Submitted material will not be returned.


The decision of the TFA jury is final and cannot be contested in any forum.


TOTO FUNDS THE ARTS (TFA) is a not-for-profit public charitable trust set up in memory of Angirus ‘Toto’ Vellani who was intensely passionate about music, literature and films.


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