Allocation of Funding: 2nd Quarter Label Funding 2021

Musicboard Berlin is pleased to once again award 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.


The five-member expert jury received 13 applications with a total volume of 46.810,00 euros in the selection procedure of the second funding round for the Label Funding programme 2021. For the current round of the procedure six applications were funded and a total funding amount of 22.480,00 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 (freelance A&R and music consultant, curator Pop-Kultur Festival), 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.

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

Applicant / Label Artist Funding
Tax Free Records  ccctyyy 3.570,00 €
UniCAT gUG VooCha 4.660,00 €
Musszo Records Robert John Hope 3.200,00 €
Bakraufarfita Records /
Frisch & Wirtz GbR
Kalle 3.250,00 €
Bohemian Strawberry Records  Drunk at Your Wedding 2.800,00 €
Feral Note GmbH Sarah Aristidou 5.000,00 €



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

All further application deadlines in the Label Funding programme in 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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Label Funding