Allocation of Funding: 3rd 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 15 applications with a total volume of 68.997,00 euros in the selection procedure of the third 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 24.750,00 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 third funding round of the year 2021, the following labels and artists will receive support by Musicboard Berlin:

Applicant / LabelArtistGranted Funding
AIMENDRookley5.000,00 €
Bakraufarfita Records / Frisch & Wirtz GbRBlaske1.750,00 €
Bamboula AudioChristina Wheeler5.000,00 €
Morphine RecordsGordan3.000,00 €
Better together – recordsKya Kyani4.000,00 €
Solaris EmpireMy Sister Grenadine2.500,00 €
VRAAA RecordsProjekt Gestalten + The Princess of Death3.500,00 €


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

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


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