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.
FUNDING: 4TH QUARTER OF 2021
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 / Label||Artist||Granted Funding|
|Paloma Records / Kotti GmbH||LeCiel||4.968,00 €|
|Nonostar Records||Ben Osborn||5.000,00 €|
|Above The Quiet||No Bloom Now||3.251,00 €|
|Awaken Chronicles||The Allegorist||2.800,00 €|
|Frische Luft Music||Otto Normal||5.000,00 €|
|MAY ELEVENTH RECORDS||Karlie Apriori||5.000,00 €|
LABEL FUNDING 2022
General information on the Label Funding in 2022 will be announced shortly via the Musicboard Newsletter.