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FUNDED PROJECTS

Around 150 funded musicians and music projects in Berlin are supported by the Musicboard annually through its Scholarships and Residencies, Support Tour Funding as well as the funding programmes Karrieresprungbrett Berlin, Pop im Kiez and Festival Funding. You can view all of the projects funded thus far by Musicboard Berlin here.
 
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Wooly Aziz

Wooly Aziz is a solo, progressive R&B/soul/left-field project by Jannat Sohail from Pakistan, also listed in the Alternative Power 100 Music List (2020) for ...

Quebec Suicide Brain Bank

Edwin Oberender, born 1997 in Berlin, received piano lessons as a child and later taught himself the basics of playing the electric bass, electric ...

Rec Room

Made by music lovers for music lovers, Rec Room was originally established as a diverse party series at Berlin club OHM to support female ...

Worldwiderythm

When Worldwiderythm – also known under the artist name Nais – started producing music at the age of 17, he did not set himself ...

Ein Hit ist ein Hit

Ein Hit ist ein Hit is the city’s probably most secret music show dedicated to pop music in its historical and sociocultural context. Musicians, ...

Sarau Mundi

The event series Sarau Mundi aims to create a stage for diversity. Berlin-based pop musicians and other artists had been invited to present their ...

XJAZZ Festival

Since its debut in May 2014, the XJAZZ Festival has quickly established itself as an important alternative Berlin festival that skillfully looks beyond stylistic ...

Post Neo

Post Neo: That’s the experimental electronic pop music duo of Nicole Luján and Pauline Weh, based in Mexico City and Berlin. Post Neo’s tracks ...

YVY MARAEY

YVY MARAEY grew up in Berlin as the daughter of a German mother, but she never let her father’s Brazilian culture escape her. Along ...

Ava Bonam

With her eerily beautiful original compositions, characterised by atmospheric vocals and dense piano sounds, the musician and producer Ava Bonam opens the world to ...

Æ

In their project Æ, Indonesian vocalist and producer Akila and half-Bolivian, half-Danish vocalist and instrumentalist Elias explore the dualities they have been faced with ...

JUWEEL

Julia Mikulec aka JUWEEL is a rapper, singer, producer and quintessential artist. Growing up in France, she began singing and playing the keyboard. Before ...

Luisa Babarro

What Luisa Babarro creates with her cello and her voice are gems in form of songs. Her compositions take the audience on an extraordinary ...

Mind:Body:Fitness

Mind:Body:Fitness is an Australian born and Berlin based artist whose distinctly idiosyncratic music has been showcased my CTM, RBMA, Tropical Waste, Creamcake, NTS and ...

Fenster

Fenster is a psychedelic pop band consisting of Jonathan Jarzyna (DE), JJ Weihl (USA), Lucas Ufo (FR) and Elias Hock (DE). After releasing two ...

MALONDA

To the moon and back: this is how the musical career of Achan Malonda could be described. Born in 1983 to a Congolese mother ...

PC Nackt

Patrick Christensen aka PC Nackt is one of the most versatile artists in the German music scene. As a composer, producer and performer, he ...

Hüma Utku

Hüma Utku, born and raised in Istanbul and based in Berlin, is an electronic music composer and sound artist. She combines her musical practice ...

African Food Festival

The annual African Food Festival combines traditional cuisine and current street food movements with the latest trends in music, literature, art and design from ...

Jenseits von Nelken und Pralinen

Jenseits von Nelken und Pralinen is a small, nicely curated festival on the International Women’s Day, March 8th. Besides discussions and award ceremonies, Berlin ...

Ick Mach Welle

Launched in 2018, Ick Mach Welle! (»I Make Waves!«) is a project giving people with disabilities further possibilities in making electronic music. Competent leaders ...

Musa

Musa is a fighter. As part of the BSMG (Black Superman Gang) with Megaloh and Ghanaian Stallion, the Berlin resident found the right space ...

Kaala

In her music kaala combines elements of warm, electronical sounds with organic rhythms and profound lyrics. She sings of the hidden aspects of the ...

World Wild Web

World Wild Web (WWW) is the project of French producer Manuel Jesus. His sound is colourful and crowded, an organic conglomerate of distinct influences ...

Karmatürji

Karmatürji is the musical project of Ceyhun Kaya and Petra Nachtmanova in collaboration with the well-known Berliner DJ and activist Ipek Ipekcioglu. Their sound ...

HellD

HellD stands for Hellersdorf, an area that has always been classified as a peripheral district of Berlin. Under the motto »Periphery,« the one-day HellD ...

Shybits

Shybits is a Berlin based trio made up of friends Liam (UK), Piero (Italy), and Megan (South Africa). The band have been playing their ...

Sara Persico

Born and raised in Naples, Berlin-based sound artist, vocalist and DJ Sara Persico started experimenting in early age on the fringes of Naples’ fiery ...

Batila

Batila calls his combination of Congolese rhythms, a touch of reggae, soft jazzy vibes and some electronic sounds Bantu Soul: a fusion of all ...

TIES

TIES is a Berlin-based event series by Borshch magazine’s Mariana Berezovska and TYME. It celebrates the resilience of the city’s music communities and diasporas ...

Kompbars

Kompbars is a German rap party series with DJs and Live acts. The focus of this concert series is to better connect the hip-hop ...

Kitty Solaris

Kitty Solaris is underground and disco, cool, direct, soft and sincere: »Solaris sounds almost like a grunge Lana Del Rey; it’s dark and moody, ...

Portrait XO

Portrait XO is an artist who creates musical and visual works through traditional and non-traditional methods. In collaboration with Dadabots, Portrait XO won the ...

SMATKA

After gaining a footing as a teen musician in the »Berlin Insane« scene with her punk-euro-trash band SMATKA Molot, SMATKA sought her place in ...

Strip Down

The Berlin-based solo artist Strip Down has been passionately producing punchy electro synth-pop and bringing it to clubs throughout Europe since 2012. Having taken ...

LiveBytes Berlin

LiveBytes Berlin is a platform for up-and-coming Berliner artists and local venues – with the aim of giving them national and international attention. Audio ...

punk’d

For the very first time punk’d took place in Berlin in October 2017. As the name already reveals, the festival is settled far beyond ...

Kutzkelina

Kutzkelina aka Doreen Kutzke is a German actress, performance artist, composer, singer, and vocal teacher specialising in the art of yodelling. She grew up ...

T’neeya

Born Tania Takoh, T’neeya is an Afro-R&B artist. Her Cameroonian father and German mother provided influences at an early age. Her father’s love of ...

veenus x boats

The duo veenus x boats is active not only among different cultures but also between genres: German-born Vietnamese singer Vee aka veenus and producer ...

The Battle Of Random Bands

In 2019, the musical game show Battle of Random Bands brought together musicians from all cultures and backgrounds. Whether they’re newcomers or more experienced ...

Kaltès

Kaltès is a musician and DJ based in Berlin. She has an extensive background in music, having studied jazz and improvisation in Brussels before ...

Christine Börsch-Supan

Christine Börsch-Supan is a singer, composer and performer. Her artistic focus is the band HOPE, a four-piece avant-garde pop formation founded in 2014. Their ...

PALAS

Rap duo PALAS, consisting of female MCs Tina Turnup and Babylit, produces versatile, new-school music. Floating from the trap to the cloud, PALAS sound ...

Shapednoise

Berlin-based Italian producer Shapednoise has been working as an independent musician for the past four years. He focuses his research on noises and experimental ...

Grinderteeth

Grinder is a small community of 200 people in Norway. Veslemøy Rustad Holseter not only grew up here – the town seal adorned with ...

Kesswa

Kesiena Wanogho didn’t really get much out of the electronic dance music scene in her hometown. The Detroit native wanted to hear music that ...

Friedberg

Friedberg are the brainchild of Austrian-born Anna Wappel. The four-piece, all-female band are a tour de force of gritty rock energy combined with intuitive ...

Miss Red

Miss Red’s forthcoming mixtape is a mindblowing blend of microphone murder and electronic beat explosions. A futuristic vision for dancehall, grime and dub, the ...

tuftyhead

tuftyhead is a dark-disco duo based in Berlin. In early 2018, Max Hirtz-Wolf, composer and originator, moved from his home of Berkeley, California, to ...

Jungstötter

Jungstötter is the moniker of Berlin-based singer Fabian Altstötter. The frontman of the band Sizarr, which split up in 2016, has teamed up with ...

Gigolo Tears

Gigolo Tears sounds like a banana split, broken hearts and the oiled muscles of a female bodybuilder on the beach. It is the solo ...

Cult’Sup’ Culture Supply

Cult’Sup’ is an event series designed to create space for the exploration of diverse African cultures. In a safer space, people of all ages, ...

Kala Brisella

Berlin’s Kala Brisella outline their project with the words »Noise*Rock*Love«. Their music is highly energetic yet diverse, urgent and uncomfortable, feverish, and sometimes latently ...

Jason Grier

It’s difficult to tell at what point art ends and life begins, where economics and theatre part ways (if ever), and where the psychosocial ...

Berlin Song Week

The Berlin Song Week is an event concept for the creatives »behind the song«. Songwriter and producer get the chance to present themselves to ...

Chaos Commute

Chaos Commute are less than three years old, nevertheless the band has toured the country in over 50 concerts and with two EPs in ...

Odelly

Odelly’s sound is a contemporary mixture of pop, trap, hip-hop and traditional instrumental music from North Africa. Having been born in France and raised ...

ꐦO111L

Launched by the Latin American collective TRRUENO and curated in collaboration with the artists of Clam and FreeFormHyperSonixxXOrg, ꐦO111L is an event aimed at ...

Tallmen.785

Something changed when the then 20 year-old Brian Mitchell heard King Tubby and Lee Perry for the first time. Those dub-wise sounds reverberated through ...

Barbie Williams

Barbie Williams is an Argentinian singer, songwriter, and producer. She studied Contemporary music in Buenos Aires, where she developed a particular interest in jazz, ...

Lukas Oppenheimer

Lukas Oppenheimer is an interdisciplinary musician and artist, combining his influences in pop and experimental music, computer science and visual art to explore a ...

Àbáse

Even though Àbáse is both the artist name and solo project of the classically trained Hungarian jazz pianist, producer and DJ Szabolcs Bognar, Àbáse ...

Nashi44

Nashi44 stands for ›ASIAN BERLIN PUSSY POWER‹. This is what the talented MC from Neukölln calls her attitude, which not only stands for empowering ...

Shoot It Yourself

Today, music is mostly marketed on the internet. Streams and social media allow young musicians and bands to establish direct connections to fans, management, ...

gespenster

gespenster is the project of Phil Haussmann, a Berlin-based songwriter who has previously released two albums and toured extensively with indie-folk outfit Apples In ...

Pop der Vielen am Allesandersplatz

Since the beginning of the first lockdown, the city’s clubs and music venues have been threatened with closure. Even non-commercial, community-oriented venues like the ...

Andreya Casablanca

Known as half of Berlin-based indie duo Gurr, Andreya Casablanca’s solo project shows an eagerness to experiment with genres outside of her comfort zone. ...

FAYIM

FAYIM is a singer-songwriter who creates a perfect balance between profundity and ease – with his lyrics, his distinctive voice and his empowering and ...

Sin Maldita

Having previously released two records of oneiric ambient music on Martin Hossbach as 1k Flowers and having worked with artists such as Jungstötter, P.A. ...

Berlin Current

Berlin Current is an initiative of the CTM Festival, which was launched in 2013 together with a number of Berlin partners in order to ...

Laurel Halo

Laurel Halo is an American electronic music composer and producer, currently based in Berlin. Since her now cult-status debut album Quarantine was released by ...

cesco.blz

cesco.blz is a German-Brazilian artist who has established himself both as a rapper and a drummer. His music is a fusion of genres including ...

Nik Dandelion

The world of Nik Dandelion is transformed into a kaleidoscope of times past – a postmodern dream. Retro sounds and aesthetics are broken up ...

RIIVA

With funky bass and minimalist ballads, with 2000s R&B and hip-hop vibes, with a multi-faceted voice and multi-layered harmonies, RIIVA is uncompromisingly captivating. Her ...

Feline Lang

Opera and Tango Argentino singer Feline Lang composes, programs and performs theatrical pop with an affinity for science fiction and spy thrillers. Her music ...

Jenny Penkin

Jenny Penkin brings a new flavour to music with her gentle yet determined voice. Influenced by neo-soul artists on the one hand and all ...

Sisterqueens Festival

The SISTER*QUEENS & Friends Festival for hip-hop and feminism brings young rappers to the stage, creating a safer space for partying and sister*hood for ...

Gozi

Referring to his output as »cyberpunk R&B,« London-born singer-songwriter and producer Gozi pushes the boundaries of what can be considered pop music. Fusing bright, ...

Daniela Huerta

The work of Mexican-born Daniela Huerta hovers between performance art, sound design and multimedia projects. Under the pseudonym Baby Vulture, she developed her own ...

NIRANIUM

Presented by Dancing Shoes Promotion, NIRANIUM is a one-day rock festival at the Berghain Kantine  bringing Berlin’s rock scene together while celebrating the diversity ...

Creative Footprint

The Creative Footpring is a non-profit initiative that measures and indexes urban creative space. It advocates for the protection of creative space globally through ...

Sookee

Sookee is a rapper and feminist, she is political and in a party mood, combative and in need of harmony. Contradictions are part of ...

Next Stop Späti

Next Stop Späti is a concert series dedicated to corner-shop culture and, more specifically, to Berlin’s »Spätis« as event locations, which have experienced a ...

Deliluh

Deliluh is an experimental rock band consisting of Julius Pedersen and Kyle Knapp. Their sound fuses elements of punk, drone, and contemporary rock music ...

Johanna Amelie

Singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Johanna Amelie resides in Berlin. She writes folky, ethereal, and contemporary songs about anything that stirs her emotions, whether it ...

Music for the Not-Yet

Music for the Not-Yet is a residency project providing artists with the time and space needed to address the unknown. As community-building, care and ...

Masha The Rich Man

Masha The Rich Man is the project of Berlin-based Jewish artist Maria »Mascha« Raykhman. The sound, shaped by Raykhman’s Eastern European socialisation, embraces Yiddish ...

VEE

VEE is a Berlin-based singer and songwriter who creates dark, futuristic, avant-garde RnB with subtle trap influences. Inspired by artists like Banks and FKA ...

Together Live

Since its opening in 2011, the Kreuzberg music venue Gretchen has been synonymous with a high-quality music programme. With the aim of discovering new ...

Schattenspiel

Schattenspiel is a three-member formation that combines cello and electronic dance music in a 90-minute audio-visual live experience of light and sound. At the ...

Running Pine

Payman Hedayatifar began his musical journey singing and writing songs in his native Tehran, Iran. Developing a unique atmospheric electronica sound, he soon released ...

Stadt Nach Acht

The Stadt Nach Acht conference discusses different perspectives and topics regarding the club and music scene of Berlin. Following 2016´s success a three-day programme ...

Wayne Snow

There’s an undeniable warmth to Wayne Snow’s music, one that combines a contemporary take on his homeland Nigeria with neo-soul, alternative pop, soultronica, and ...

Allysa Grace

Allysa Grace is an Asian-Latin-American vocalist and keyboardist from Austin, Texas, now based in Berlin. Her latest release, ›Wondercolors‹, is an edgy catch on ...

DJ Ipek

As the child of Turkish parents, İpek İpekçioğlu grew up mainly in Berlin – surrounded by classical music both Western and Turkish as well ...

Fall in Berlin

Fall in Berlin is an event organised by the collective Shambala Temple with the aim of bringing together artists from West Asia, especially women ...

Aldarwish

Hani Alsawah aka Aldarwish is a prominent Syrian Arab rapper and producer who has two albums, more than 50 singles, 90 concerts and three ...

Lucrecia Dalt

Lucrecia Dalt first discovered the craft of music after a brief career as a civil engineer in Medellín, Colombia. Since that time, she has ...

Catnapp

Favouring emotional expressionism and intense beats, Catnapp is pushing the boundaries of electronic music with a unique and bold take on songwriting and production. ...

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