Allocation of Funding: Label Funding 2023 – 3rd Funding Round

The recipients of the third funding round 2023 in the Label Funding programme are determined – Musicboard Berlin awards a total of 20,150.00 euros to five projects.

Within the Label Funding programme, Musicboard Berlin regularly grants indirect artist funding to label operators who are planning specific steps to establish newcomer artists based in Berlin. The funding is awarded upon recommendation of an independent jury of Berlin-based pop experts and in consultation with the Senate Department for Culture and Community. In 2023, the jury appointed to the Label Funding programme consists of Ji-Hun Kim (chief editor Das Filter, freelance lecturer, DJ, music producer), Thien Nguyen (label owner, DJ, music and film producer), Pamela Owusu-Brenyah (A&R, Music Consultant and Curator Pop-Kultur Festival), and Katja Lucker (Managing Director of Musicboard Berlin GmbH).


Musicboard Berlin is pleased to announce the funded projects of the third and final application period of the Label Funding programme in 2023. Out of 32 applications received with a total volume of 140,237.17 euros, the expert jury has selected five projects that are supported with a total of 20,150.00 euros:

Tooflez MuzikIDA BUX5,000.00 €
Crazy Planet RecordsAŸA4,150.00 €
Italic RecordingsPhilipp Johann Thimm5,000.00 €
Ferlakk Verlag / Simone AntonioniAgnese Menguzzato3,000.00 €
AHOI artists & eventsSUN BLUES & Hassan Elmalik3,000.00 €

In addition to meeting the formal criteria, the jury places importance to taking into account the diversity of Berlin’s musical landscape and ensuring gender-equitable funding.

The Label Funding programme will be continued in 2024. Further information will be published at the beginning of 2024.

Label Funding