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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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NOA

NOA is an English-speaking singer with Filipino and African-American roots who’s active in the world of alt-pop. Her songs are musical paintings that deal ...

YAAM Summer Open Airs

Since June 2020, YAAM’s indoor venue has been closed by building authorities, meaning that for the time being, events can only take place in ...

Martha Rose

Martha Rose is a multi-instrumentalist based in Berlin. She has released two LPs on vinyl and collaborates regularly with her contemporaries in Berlin, specialising ...

mokeyanju

Jumoke Adeyanju aka mokeyanju is a passionate dancer, writer, vinyl selector and DJ as well as a multifaceted artist and curator with a deep-rooted ...

Newcomer Day at Baergarden

As in the Griessmuehle, the predecessor of Revier Südost, the team behind the clubs focusses on a varied musical programme in their new location. ...

Sonic Curiosities

Founded in 2019 by a small group of sound artists, Sonic Curiosities aim to strengthen, support and celebrate their community through experimental music events ...

Eure Vision: Songs am Allesandersplatz

In the heart of Berlin, right at Alexanderplatz, a new neighborhood is taking shape. The Chor der Statistik, initiated in 2019 by raumlaborberlin and ...

Zug der Liebe

Every year, more than 70,000 people gather in Berlin for a peaceful demonstration, united by music, for a tolerant and humane society as ›Zug ...

Albertine Sarges

The universality of pop music can mean different things to different people. For Albertine Sarges – Berlin-born musician and producer – it’s a vessel ...

BSÍ

Silla Thorarensen and Julius Rothlaender are pretty best friends: they shamble through life together, don’t take themselves too seriously, and quarrel with their own ...

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 ...

Allie

Dark and radiant at the same time – an irreconcilable conflict. Usually. But in Allie’s world, the impossible seems possible as the Berlin-based sound ...

Juno Francis

Juno Francis is the supposed »lovechild of a 60s gentleman and an 80s lady,« and as plausible as that sounds, it also means that ...

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 ...

Pari San

With Pari San, two worlds collide. There’s the Berlin-based microsystems engineer Paul Brenning, who grew up with classical music and produces electronic synth music ...

Territory Disrupt

Territory Disrupt was launched in 2022 as a musical and discursive event to take a critical look at the role of music, sound and ...

Valentin Ginies

Valentin Ginies is a musician, producer, DJ and owner of the label 11001 Records, which focuses on techno, ambient, experimental and other abstract musical ...

Barbiche On Air

It’s common knowledge that female musicians often receive too little attention and that festivals book far fewer female acts than male acts. The concert ...

Cashmere Production Residency

  From Lichtenberg over the ether: Cashmere Radio is an experimental, not-for-profit community radio station being on the point of preserving while furthering radio ...

Spreeviera Festival

With urban world- and bass music, street art, and graffiti as well as a platform for alternative cultural offerings, the Spreeveria Festival aims to ...

Choka

Choka is a new collaboration between multidisciplinary artist Maque Pereyra and experimental musician Ricardo Eizirik. They started creating music together in 2022 with the ...

CTM Festival

A major aim of the CTM Festival since its inception has been to make space for radical forms of musical expression and dissonant emotions. ...

EVÎN

EVÎN is a singer, songwriter, producer and one of the most exciting new voices in R&B. Her music blends elements from different genres with ...

Discovery Zone

Discovery Zone is the moniker of musician and multi-media artist JJ Weihl who is also a founding member of the experimental pop project Fenster. ...

LiVKI

Olivia Anna Livki (aka LiVKI) is a DIY force of nature: a singer, bassist, songwriter, producer, director and video-editor who also designs her own ...

AL.Festival

Berlin’s festival for contemporary music from West Asia and North Africa aims not only to create a space for experimentation and new music, but ...

O’Swald

Julian O’Swald aka O’Swald is a Berlin-based songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and music producer. He draws on various genres such as jazz, indie soul, indie pop, ...

Clear History

Clear History are a scorching post-punk trio from Berlin who make a big deal out of little things, sometimes vice versa. Their influences include ...

Modha

The first encounter of the members of Modha was rather unexpected, crossing paths as hired musicians playing in a live band. At the time, ...

Berliner Rockhaus

Around a thousand musicians almost lost their rehearsal space when the owner of the former office building on Buchberger Straße in Berlin-Lichtenberg gave notice ...

Mark Bérubé

Mark Bérubé is a Canadian folk artist who already produced four albums and toured successfully in his homeland and Europe. Together with Kristina Koropecki ...

Ramiro Zayas Ensemble

Berlin-based jazz pianist and composer Ramiro Zayas has been active on the scene for several years, combining his understanding of modal jazz with free ...

Ben and Magnus

After spending the last few years based in Berlin working as producers, arrangers and players for artists such as David Byrne, Jaakko Eino Kalevi, ...

VESSEL

VESSEL is a transdisciplinary art residency dedicated to collaboration and experimentation. The programme for experimental music and visual arts aims to foster deep collaborations ...

Temple Haze

Temple Haze’s music is an ever-evolving and ever-changing tapestry. From his roots in blues and alt-country music to modern downbeat, ambient and lo-fi, Temple ...

La Fraicheur

For over a decade now – first in Paris, then Montreal and now in Berlin – La Fraicheur has been brewing her own blend ...

Tim Koh

Tim Koh is an American multi-instrumentalist, composer and visual artist, most notably known as a long-time member of the band Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti. ...

DJ Paypal

DJ Paypal’s playful moniker and internet-savvy branding hint at a healthy sense of humour, but his music is as lush and soulful as his ...

Antifuchs

Anti-cliché, anti-whack-rap, ANTIFUCHS! With an anti-everything-attitude, a fox won’t let himself be bothered by much. Quite to the contrary, he’ll simply bite back! A ...

Down by the River Festival #9

The Down by the River Festival is a live music festival for »freaks, fans and family«. It celebrates the city’s non-commercial concert culture and ...

What the Future Holds

What the Future Holds is dedicated to queer and feminist club and performance culture. Its mission is promoting the work of FLINTA* artists and ...

Helmut

After years as a shy solo entertainer, Adrian Schull just happened upon a band. Or rather, he was looking for them. There are pros ...

Tricard

Off the back of a young and wild experience with his first band Paris Suit Yourself (UK/BigDada), Victor Tricard has grown into a solo ...

Unprofessional

Unprofessional is a state of mind. The producer Unprofessional comes from a small town on the east coast of Italy. Coming from a visual ...

Sam Vance-Law

Sam Vance-Law is pop music through a queer lens. From pick up lines to raising a child, marriage and divorce to crises of faith, ...

JuJu Rogers

The son of a soldier from New Orleans and a German mother with Austrian roots, Juju Rogers grew up in a working-class southern German ...

Alexandra Ivanova

Born to Bulgarian parents in Austria, Alexandra Ivanova grew up curious to meet and understand the »Other« – in herself, in society or in ...

Klangteppich

Klangteppich (»Sound Carpet«) is a festival presenting contemporary musicians from the Iranian diaspora. The focus of the second issue in 2019 was on artists ...

Sound System Culture – Sub–Ω–Tage

Sound System Culture is a project that was launched in 2018. Its aim is on exploring the different spectra of so-called bass music, from ...

Fraencis

Fraencis crafts his music with the intent of leaving listeners in a slight state of unease as he explores the dark and moody side ...

GRRRL NOISY

As a platform with events, GRRRL NOISY aims to connect musicians and music-lovers, helping them to reach their full potential. The collective, organized by ...

Jamila Al-Yousef

During the lockdown summer of 2020, the last planes from Tegel Airport hover close over the small Berlin island of Valentinswerder as singer, curator ...

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 ...

Molly Nilsson

Molly Nilsson is a Swedish born artist, producer and songwriter residing in Berlin since 2005. She first started composing in 2007 and made her ...

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 ...

Ducks!

Lani Bagley and Craig Schuftan are Ducks!. They make electronic music for dancing and dreaming, influenced by Disney and disco, combining synthesiser and vocal ...

FERHAT

FERHAT’s EP ›Turkish Delights‹ was planned to be centred on the tensions between eroticism and Islam. However, recent political developments and Istanbul’s current transformation ...

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 ...

Donata

Inspired by the desire to experiment and collaborate with jazz and classical music, the singer Donata, educated at the Amsterdam University of the Arts, ...

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 ...

Party im Park

There’s a lot to celebrate. Handiclapped turns 15. And the Special Olympics World Games come to Berlin. Dance with us in the open air ...

Lianne Hall

Lianne Hall has already been through quite a lot. In the 90s, she toured the squats of Europe with the feminist punk band Witchknot, ...

Selected

Established in 2019, the Selected event series began with the idea of supporting collectives, newcomers and active players in the Berlin hip-hop scene and ...

LIE NING

Dream and reality, desire, compulsion and knowledge form the basis of human passion. We move in the spaces in between, constantly changing perspectives. LIE ...

M_Dokumente

West Berlin in the late 1970s and 1980s: The city is thriving with a musical subculture that values DIY, sampling, improvisation and crafting as ...

Bonaventure

Bonaventure uses music as an identity research tool to connect her African and European influences and to question human relationships. Bonaventure’s compositions are expressive ...

Christiane Rösinger

The artist Christiane Rösinger, born in 1961, has been shaping the Berlin local music scene since the early 1990s as an »indie music icon« ...

Dunckerstraßenfest

The Dunckerstrassenfest began seven years ago as a concept and an initiative by musicians and music-lovers – joyful, unpaid, without commercial interests. In 2019, ...

Balbina

Balbina was born in Warsaw in 1983, but since she’s a 3-year-old girl, she’s living in Berlin. The singer and songwriter is observing her ...

Reclaim The Beats

For five days, the Reclaim the Beats Festival presents a variety of music genres such as house, techno, rock and hip-hop in different locations ...

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 ...

Tele

Tele was founded in Freiburg end of the 1990s playing typical indie-guitar-rock. ›Tausend und ein Verdacht‹, the band’s self-distributed debut album, was released in ...

Anika

›Political Journalist‹ isn’t a credential we usually have in musician’s bios, but this is exactly what Anika was doing while living between Berlin and ...

Kon-Fett-I

With live music and DJs, the SO36 is celebrating uniqueness from the stage to the audience. Kon-Fett-I offeres musicians and DJs with and without ...

Martin Maischein

Martin Claudius Maischein, born in Frankfurt am Main, is a musician and music producer living in Berlin. Influenced by the electronic club music that ...

Islamiq Grrrls

Islamiq Grrrls hibernate during the day and loiter at night. While often associated with forests, many Islamiq Grrrls are ecotone species that live in ...

Amplify Berlin

Amplify Berlin is a residency and mentorship programme designed to support projects by emerging musicians, composers, producers and performers in Berlin. Month-long residencies pair ...

Nichtseattle

Nichtseattle stands for a bunch of sore songs about self-care in a precarious world. Nichtseattle comes along solo or with a band, melancholic but ...

WaqWaq Kingdom

WaqWaq Kingdom is a Japanese tribal bass duo consisting of dubstep-noise savvy Kiki Hitomi and Shigeru Ishihara, the latter of whom has been orbiting ...

Resilient Sounds

With an inclusive counter-programme to the large, exclusive live concerts at the former Tempelhof Airport, THF Radio is active in networking the local underground ...

KAOS Konzerte / Schönereihe

This concert series intends both to reach out to a local audience and promote neighbourhood culture as well as to strengthen KAOS Berlin as ...

ZUSTRA

What is the essence of the world? The musician Ariana Zustra aka ZUSTRA ponders nothing less than that. As a child, the native Croatian ...

Christin Nichols

After the break-up of her band Prada Meinhoff, the German-British artist, singer and composer Christin Nichols pursued a solo project. Her debut album mixes ...

Studio C

Under the title Studio C two concerts are going to take place in autumn 2017. Each edition will be curated by a different artist ...

Reverend Dabeler

Even with plenty of accomplishments behind him, the Reverend doesn’t seem to be slowing down. By night, he likes to roam the canyons of ...

Lüül

Lüül (Lutz Graf-Ulbrich) is a Berlin-born musician, singer/songwriter, and guitar player. He played in German Krautrock bands like Agitation Free and Ash Ra Tempel, ...

ILYICH

ILYICH is a musician and storyteller reincarnated in Kherson, Ukraine. Augmenting music performances with performance art, ILYICH pilots full sound of electronic music through ...

Red Mess

Red Mess concerts are known to be a deep crooked experience with high volumes that somehow express and represent some sort of anger within. ...

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 ...

Berlin Brass Festival

Berlin Brass Festival is annually blasting its way into the streets, plazas and parks of the city – brassy, colorful, loud, accessible, for everyone, ...

Feels Trip & Bukowski

Reverberating rimshots, organic bass and spacey synths meet melancholic vocals with lyrics about dysfunctional relationships and inner turmoil – two friends maneuvering from R&B ...

WHOLE – United Queer Festival

After a successful debut in 2017, the WHOLE – United Queer Festival enters its second round in 2018. In cooperation with Berlin’s most successful ...

Dümtek

With its regularly occurring events, Berlin’s Dümtek collective presents first and foremost artists with migrational backgrounds from the fields of LGBTI and feminism. Musical ...

Subkultur / Berlin 80

Horst Weidenmüller (!K7) and Mark Reeder (B-Movie) proudly present: a very special evening with rare video material featuring bands like Einstürzende Neubauten, Malaria or ...

CAVA

Peppi and Mela find each other on Instagram during the Covid-19 pandemic, start rehearsing and come to the quick realisation that it’s a fit. ...

Bernadette La Hengst

Berlin based Bernadette La Hengst is an electro-pop musician and singer-songwriter with a passion for political and social issues and utopian ideas. In the ...

slimgirl fat

slimgirl fat is a small fish in a big pond. You might know her through her further projects Gaddafi Gals and Nalan381. slimgirl fat ...

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 ...

Petra Hermanova

In 2018, Petra Hermanova began working with the autoharp, which has since gone on to become the key component of her musical work. Inspired ...

ANOTHER NGUYEN

As ANOTHER NGUYEN, singer and songwriter Ngoc Anh Nguyen makes electronic-tinged, contemplative pop. Influences like Julia Michaels and Adele meet ARY, Tsar B and ...

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