The music album of Dabangg won the best film album award and its composer duo Sajid-Wajid were adjudged the best music directors. Singer Mamta Sharma won the best music debut for 'Munni Badnam' while Sunidhi Chauhan won the best playback singer (female) for 'Sheila ki jawani'.
Dabangg also won the technical awards for best background score by Sandeep Shirodkar, best sound engineered-film album by Eric Pillai and best sound engineer-theatre mix for Leslie Fernandes.
'Pee Loon' from Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai was named the best song, with its crooner Mohit Chauhan winning the best playback singer (male) award and writer Irshad Kamil taking home the best lyricist award.
Oscar winner AR Rahman, who has composed for international films like Slumdog Millionaire and 127 Hours, was honoured with the title of Global Indian Musician.
Legendary composer Pyarelal of musical duo Lakshmikant-Pyarelal was conferred with outstanding contribution to pop music award, and the outstanding contribution to Indian classical music title was given to music maestro Balamurli Krishnan.
Other winners of the evening were:
(All in the non-film music category)
Best music debut - Sreeram for Rehnuma (shared by Band Called Nine for Rewind)
Best pop/rock single - Rock band Agnee for Aahatein.
Best popular music album - Akriti Kakar for Akriti
Best fusion album award - Ranjit Barot for Bada Boom
Best devotional album - Ustad Rashid Khan for Nirgun
Best semi-classical album - Ustad Rashid Khan for Nirgun
Best folk album - Desert Slide by Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and folk musicians of Rajasthan.
Best Hindustani classical album (vocal) - Sadhana by Pandit Rajan-Sajan Mishra
Hindustani classical album (instrumental) - Aura by Niladri Kumar
Best Carnatic classical album (vocal) - Chandiran Oliyil by Sanjay Subrahmanyan