Livewire is widely known for promoting the independent music scene in India. It is the flagship event of Mood Indigo – Asia’s Largest College Cultural Festival.

With a legacy of over 34 years, Livewire has been the oldest and surely the largest semi-professional band launchpad in India. Having given the breakthrough to the biggest bands in India, 2017 edition of Livewire brings for the upcoming and budding bands, the chance to make their mark into the music industry. This is a perfect opportunity for the bands out there to make it into the professional circuit.

Watch Vijay Nair (CEO, OML Entertainment), Ravi Iyer (popular fusion guitarist), Sahil Makhija (Demonic Resurrection), Zygnema, Modern Mafia speak on how Livewire has been a huge launchpad for the independent artists.

Livewire - A Glimpse Over The Years

  1. Cash Prize worth INR 1.25 lakhs
  2. Furtados gift vouchers worth more than INR 1.5 Lakhs
  1. Top 3 bands will open for Livewire Nite in front of 25000+ crowd
  2. Winner gets 3 City tour of England and a cash prize of INR 50000 in association with Orka Networks
  3. Top two bands will tie up with OK Listen for a special distribution and promotion plan
  4. Winner gets a video with world renowned Balcony TV
  5. Winner gets 24 hours of Free Recording at True School of Music
Livewire Previous Winners:
Date: 10th December
Venue: Hard Rock Cafe, Worli
Date: 22nd October, Sunday
Venue: The BFlat Bar
Within Ceres
Date: 15th October
Venue: Turquoise Cottage
Date: 13 October, Friday
Venue: Cloud 9
Date: 24th September
Venue: High Spirits

An English or instrumental semi-professional band, having at least two recorded original compositions. No covers allowed.

  1. Read the information given below carefully before proceeding.
  2. Fill in the required details in the form.
  3. Click Submit and wait for the confirmation text to appear.
  4. Bands need to submit an audio clip of their song. It must be an original English or instrumental composition.
  5. There is no fees required for bands to register for Livewire.
NOTE: Studio recorded songs are recommended. Sending band profile (PDF) is not compulsory. The registration does not stand valid without properly uploaded demos.

The Journey to Mood Indigo 2017
  1. Online Round - Selection by Internal Judging Panel. Top 4-5 Bands from each region are selected on the basis of submitted audio clip to perform at a gig in their respective regional chapters.
  2. Regional Eliminators - Gigs at the biggest music venues in a city nearby. Judges to shortlist one band from each region to travel to Mood Indigo, Mumbai.
  3. Two bands will be given a wild card entry into the semifinals on the basis of their scores at their regional eliminators.
  4. Semi-Finals - At the day 0 of Mood Indigo. The best three bands selected by prominent musicians in the Indian music industry proceed to the Livewire Finals.
  5. The Final Showdown - The three finalists perform on Livewire Nite, headlined by the International Act at Mood Indigo.
  1. The line-up of the band has to remain same throughout the contest.
  2. A band playing a cover during the Regional Chapters, Semi Finals or Finals will be disqualified on the spot.
  3. Bands are allowed to play only English and Instrumental original compositions.
  4. Travel reimbursement policy will be valid only for the Finalists and might also be for the Semi-Finalists. This shall be conveyed to the bands after the regional round of eliminations.
  5. The judges' decision shall be final and binding for all. No complaints or grievances regarding this will be attended to.
  6. The decision of the organizers with respect to line-up is final and abiding.
  7. The Mood Indigo 2017 team holds the right to change the rules at any moment of time.
  8. Breach of any rules at any stage of the entire process will invite disqualification. No obscenities shall be tolerated.
Rights and indemnification

By entering Livewire and submitting recordings to Mood Indigo, all entrants release, hold harmless and indemnify Mood Indigo, their employees, agents, and affiliates against all first, second and third party claims arising from any song and/or recording submitted which violates any of the competition rules or is the result of any breach of any warranty, representation, covenant or agreement and from any and all liability for any injuries or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the competition. Mood Indigo is not responsible for late, lost, damaged or postage due entries or for any problems or delays arising from mail carrier, common carrier or courier failure or malfunction. Mood Indigo reserves the right to disqualify any entry that does not meet the requirements herein outlined at any time. Mood Indigo is not responsible for loss of any kind of property at the college campus. Hence, it is advised to take care of your personal belongings in the campus.

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About Mood Indigo

Mood Indigo or MoodI, as it is fondly called, is the annual cultural festival of IIT Bombay, and the largest in Asia. Held towards the end of December every year, it attracts a whopping crowd of over 1,39,000 students from more than 1700 colleges nationwide.

Mood Indigo is devoted to creating an unforgettable experience for all its visitors, simultaneously providing unique opportunities to the youth for showcasing their talents in front of extremely large audiences and top-notch judges.

Being a massive platform for providing cultural exchange, Mood Indigo 2017 is ready to take all its visitors on a delightful ride through its theme ‘La Fete Carnaval’. The 47th edition of the festival will be held from the 22nd December to 25th December, 2017. Join us for a glorious carnival!

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