The Global Indian Music Academy(GIMA) Awards voting meet was held at JW Marriott, Juhu, Mumbai on August 30 2011. The award ceremony will be held at the Kingdom of Dreams, Gurgaon on September 22 2011. GIMA was launched last year and honours artistic achievement, technical proficiency and overall excellence in Indian music. The 280 members of this Academy range from veterans in the film industry, music directors, producers, technicians, composers and leaders in the music business, get together to cast votes for nominees across the Chevrolet GIMA Awards categories deciding the to be awarded final winners. Asha Bhosle, GIMA’s Goodwill Ambassador, opened the ceremony by casting her vote. The key members of the Advisory Board, Jury and Academy namely Pyarelal, Alka Yagnik, Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan, Loy Mendonsa, Jagjit Singh, Hariharan, Sulemaan, Shaan, Sonu Nigaam, Sumit Sawhney amongst others also attended the event.