Allocation of Funding: 1st Quarter Label Funding 2021

In 2021, Musicboard is once again awarding indirect support for artists by funding independent labels who are planning specific steps to establish newcomer artists based in Berlin. The funding is handed out quarterly and on the recommendation of an independent jury.

FUNDING: 1st QUARTER of 2021

The five-member expert jury received 31 applications with a total volume of 125.269,00 euros in the selection procedure of the 1st funding round for the Label Funding programme 2021. For the current round of the procedure seven applications were funded and a total funding amount of 29.273,00 euros was awarded.

In addition to meeting the formal criteria, the jury also places importance to taking into account the diversity of Berlin’s musical landscape and ensuring gender-equitable funding. The jury consisted of Sarah Farina (DJ, producer), Julia Lorenz (music journalist, author), Pamela Owusu-Brenyah (A&R, founder of AFRO X POP), Elia Rediger (musician, curator of the series ›Aus dem Hinterhalt‹, Deutsche Oper Berlin) and Katja Lucker (Managing Director Musicboard Berlin GmbH) – the same jury that has also been responsible for the Scholarships & Residencies programme since the 2020 funding year.

In the first quarter of the year 2021, the following labels and artists will receive support by Musicboard Berlin:

Applicant / Label Artist Funding
House of Strength Records NAARI 5.000,00 €
Noisolution 24/7 Diva Heaven 2.535,00 €
Mansions and Millions DENA 2.050,00 €
Motor Entertainment GmbH benzii 4.688,00 €
SPRINGSTOFF GmbH Jamila Al-Yousef 5.000,00 €
play loud! Productions Mona Mur 5.000,00 €
Späti Palace Point No Point 5.000,00 €



We would like to point out that the online application process for the second application deadline of 2021 for the Label Funding programme was activated. Closing date is March 15, 2021 – we look forward to incoming applications!

Further application deadlines in the Label Funding programme:

March 15, 2021
June 15, 2021
September 15, 2021

You can find detailed information and documents on the Label Funding programme here.


Press Release:
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