Allocation of Funding: 4th Quarter Label Funding 2021

For the fourth time in 2021, Musicboard is 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.


The five-member expert jury received 14 applications with a total volume of 65,247.00 euros in the selection procedure of the 4th 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 26,019.00 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, 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)

In the fourth funding round of the year 2021, the following labels and artists will receive support by Musicboard Berlin:

Applicant / LabelArtistGranted Funding
Paloma Records / Kotti GmbHLeCiel4.968,00 €
Nonostar RecordsBen Osborn5.000,00 €
Above The QuietNo Bloom Now3.251,00 €
Awaken Chronicles The Allegorist2.800,00 €
Frische Luft MusicOtto Normal5.000,00 €
 MAY ELEVENTH RECORDS Karlie Apriori 5.000,00 €


General information on the Label Funding in 2022 will be announced shortly via the Musicboard Newsletter.


Press Release:
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Label Funding