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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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MINCO

Dancing is MINCO’s passion and the core of her artistic expression. The music she spins is characterised by percussive energy and dynamic grooves. MINCO’s ...

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. ...

Sanni Est

Sanni Est is a music producer, filmmaker, performer, composer, DJ, film actress, curator, project manager and an intersectional trans*feminist, mainly working in Brazil and ...

Maous

Maous is no stranger to insecurity and fear, and much like the eponymous mammal, these two things don’t bother Maous either. Quite the opposite: ...

Laura Clock

Laura Clock crafts music that is alive with contrasts and contradictions. Shimmery in tone yet shot through with powerful sub-bass and percussive trickery, her ...

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 ...

IXXF

›Everything sucks‹ is one of the first singles by the non-binary hyperpop artist IXXF. But that’s not entirely true, as it certainly doesn’t apply ...

BOIBAND

Tucké Royale and Hans Unstern founded BOIBAND in early 2016 with Black Cracker as producer. Boy with I stands for the problematization of manhood, ...

Better Person

Better Person is a project by Berlin-based Polish singer Adam Byczkowski. He moved to Berlin in 2013 to pursue a solo career after playing ...

Magic Island

Having been described as »honest pop,« Magic Island’s soundscape is permeated by haunting and unforgettable flavours. With her Berlin-based solo project, the artist weaves ...

Ghostpoet

Obaro Ejimiwe is a British singer, songwriter and musician better known by his stage name Ghostpoet. After receiving recognition for his first two albums, ...

Meron

Meron is a Berlin-based singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist with a sound strongly rooted in R&B. He started making music at an early age, writing ...

Lotic

Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Lotic has dominated Berlin’s electronic music scene for almost a decade now. She released her debut EP ›More ...

Tender Games

Tender Games is the project of German-Jamaican singer and songwriter Ulrich aka HRRSN. Although being something of a late bloomer as far as his ...

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 ...

Breezy

Breezy’s hip-hop music and visual art revolves around themes of mental health, inequality, gender expression, and racial identity as a »mulatto«, or person with ...

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 ...

Yetundey

The multilingual rapper Yetundey knows how to rack up points with surprises. While she oscillates among the German, English and French languages and occasionally ...

Michael Mühlhaus

Michael Mühlhaus became a keyboarder for Blumfeld in 1998. He studied popular music in Hamburg, he has initiated the project Nautic United together with ...

Jinka

Jinka is a writer/singer/producer of Transylvanian origin who dropped the first single of her artist project in mid-2017. She set up her laboratory in ...

JAGUWAR

Oyèmi, Lemmy and Chris form the trio JAGUWAR, playing a mixture of noise pop, indie and shoegaze. A result of their love of experimentation, ...

DONBASGRL

DONBA₴GRL is a Ukrainian avant-pop artist based in Berlin. Her sound is characterised by deep bass and Ukrainian folklore. Originally from a small industrial ...

PABST

After releasing their first EP in 2016, Berlin rock band PABST in 2018 had their debut full-length album. The 12 songs on ›Chlorine‹ were ...

Mynolia

With electric guitar, soft vocals and a VHS camera, Mynolia captures the melancholic side of summer. Her psychedelic folk is a New Zealand-Canadian-German cocktail ...

KOLLMORGEN

KOLLMORGEN is the project of Berlin-born and -raised musician, singer and producer Emma Kollmorgen. Songwriting and sound design go hand in hand in her ...

Mona Yim

Mona Yim is a Chinese-German artist, producer, DJ and vocalist currently based in Berlin. Her music can be described as emotive electronica with elements ...

Kosmo Kint

Born in New York City of Trinidadian heritage, singer-songwriter and vocalist Kosmo Kint has been part of the recent NYC music scene, singing in ...

Blue Babe

Erin Renfro’s solo project, Blue Babe, is an authentic and atmospheric introspection into a darkness not easily shared with others. The indie pop-rock singer-songwriter-composer ...

MIN t

Martyna Kubicz aka MIN t is a composer, producer and vocalist hailing from Wrocław, Poland. She has graduated from multiple music schools in Wrocław ...

Nene H

Born in Istanbul in 1987, Nene H started at the Music Conservatory in Izmir when she was eleven. After spending two years in Ankara ...

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 ...

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« ...

Deaf Kat Night

Klark Wolke aka Deaf Kat Night (DKN) was born in a small village near Schwerin. The deaf musician was able to feel music for ...

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 ...

Jealous

Paz Bonfil and Adi Kum met almost a decade ago in Tel Aviv’s underground circuit. Having moved to Berlin, they founded the powerhouse art-punk ...

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. ...

Rosa Landers

Berlin-based Rosa Landers is a singer-songwriter as well as a trained actress working across disciplines. So far, she has created a visual EP in ...

Stella

Stella Zekri is a vinyl DJ and singer. Her dynamic, cross-genre sets combine her love of club music, disco, jazz and hip-hop. As a ...

Wolf & Moon

Wolf & Moon are Stefanie Martens and Dennis de Beurs, a Dutch-German artist couple from Berlin. Their first record was made when they packed ...

MIKEY.

MIKEY. is a songwriter and performer born in Newcastle Australia, now living in Berlin by way of New York and London. They have won ...

Sally Dige

Sally Dige (»Dee-Ah«) is a multidisciplinary artist known for her darkly poetic yet highly danceable electro-pop songs, DIY stylistic videos, design and visual art. ...

Johnny Kulo

Johnny Kulo combines old-school soul and R&B. Laid-back grooves, thicc harmonies and catchy melodies – in his music, the Indian artist and producer, now ...

Yippie Yeah

Yippie Yeah is a trio consisting of front singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Marlène Colle, drummer Peter Bartz and cellist Kristina Koropecki. The Neukölln-based band ...

Evvol

Noir moodscapes you can dance to was one critic’s response to Evvol’s 2015 debut ›Eternalism‹. The band – aka Irish singer Julie Chance and ...

Queen Quail

Queen Quail is the dream-pop/alt-country project of Kirstin Edwards. Reverberant guitar riffs and chilling vocals fill the open spaces of her songs with a ...

goldenair

goldenair is a producer, songwriter and classically trained multi-instrumentalist living in Berlin. He is half of the R&B act GOLDA, signed to Majestic Casual ...

Gigsta

»I dance – it’s what I do.« Gigsta gets as much joy from dancing to music as she does reflecting on it – whether ...

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 ...

Poison Arrow

In her many artistic approaches, spanning experimental installations and photography to video and audio works, Natalia Escobar follows an ongoing interest in investigating streams ...

LARY

An urban scenery. An adult girl in search of love. A young woman in search of extremes. Search for meaning and senseless crash between ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

KOKA

Solo artist KOKA actually moved from her native Albania to Germany for study purposes. But after discovering her passion for songwriting on a journey ...

La By’le

La By’le’s sound is like a feverish, percussion-driven social statement. Humorous and provocative, the five-member collective infuses the dancefloor with German, French, Portuguese and ...

Baby Smith

Ray Sonder and Saxon Gable are waiting in the wings. As Baby Smith, the two founding members of their successful previous project People Club ...

Steve Mekoudja

Steve Mekoudja travels the world with words. The Cameroonian writer is active as a computer technician and cook, runs a podcast and has mastered ...

Matching Outfits

Matching Outfits are a trio of adopted Berliners whose warped, wistful take on indie pop has been compared to »a Super 8 film from ...

Blazey

As Blazey, Millé and Nik are a duo active in the genres of pop, soul and hip-hop. Their respective musical backgrounds, as well as ...

powli

powli is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer based in Berlin. Her instruments of choice are piano and guitar, and she infuses her pop ...

Kamerun/Nackt mit Musiker*innen der Komischen Oper Berlin

Schorsch Kamerun and PC Nackt offer the discreet charm of reduction, joined by actress Annemaaike Bakker, performers from the Komische Oper Berlin, the Richardchor ...

Mono Green

Mono Green – two words, almost like a first and last name, perfectly representing the person behind the project. A lone figure, a solo ...

Alex St Joan

Alex St Joan is the multi-faceted creation of musician, producer, writer and artist Alexia Peniguel. Born next to a flooded valley in drought-prone Australia ...

Steven Warwick

Steven Warwick is an artist, musician and writer living and working in Berlin. His practice is paradigmatic of an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses theatre-making ...

Spoke

Spoke, as a trained sound and light technician, started their musical career as a DJ in Berlin in the late 2000s, while the first ...

DiscoCtrl

Born in Berlin and raised in Texas, rapper and producer DiscoCtrl has been dedicated to hip-hop since he was a kid. His sound meanders ...

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 ...

AŸA

AŸA is an all-rounder. In her music, however, she tells stories that reflect her Moroccan-Yemeni roots. Her electro-pop sound is characterised by a world ...

Philipp Gorbachev

After moving to Berlin in 2010, Philipp Gorbachev befriended Rebolledo and Matias Aguayo, which set the wheels in motion for a series of debut ...

NOSOYO

The emerging Berlin-based duo NOSOYO (pronounced no-soy-yó) is composed of two dynamic artists: Donata (vocals, guitar, songwriting) and Daim (vocals, drums, songwriting). Daim is ...

&love

The story of &love starts in early spring 2016. Two singer-songwriters from Israel met on one of Jaffa’s most hectic street corners during a ...

Anneli Bentler

Anneli Bentler grew up in Freiburg, Germany, with a classical music education and a passion for composers like Bach, Debussy, Ravel and Steve Reich. ...

Jembaa Groove

Founded in autumn 2020, Jembaa Groove describes itself as an intercultural music formation. Based on Ghanaian and other West African rhythms and driven by ...

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 ...

Anais Tuerlinckx

Fascinated by Berlin and its possibilities, Anaïs Tuerlinck found the perfect playground for her freely improvised music, noise and performances of all genres. She ...

LAMIA

LAMIA is a 24-year-old, Berlin-based producer and vocalist from London. Reviewed by CLASH Magazine as having a »clear DIY attitude« and BBC Introducing her ...

Chimp Hardy

Queer artist Chimp Hardy is no stranger to controversy. Performing painted and half naked, the Berlin-based, Austin, Texas-born DJ and producer challenges listeners to ...

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 ...

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. ...

Das Rattenkabinett

Since 2019, Das Rattenkabinett have been playing in a new constellation with a new sound: female-fronted and more experimental than ever. Live hip-hop from ...

Yousef Kekhia

On his debut album ›Monologue‹, released in 2019, Syrian singer-songwriter Yousef Kekhia questions the material and idealistic appropriation of reality. »Hal Ard Lamin?« (»Whom ...

Amnesia Scanner

Amnesia Scanner’s beats sound so familiar, something you’ve definitely heard before but can’t quite place. Energetic kicks and deep bass drums jolt your body ...

Guterzogene Asis

»Drei Asoziale mit einem Monsterbass kommen auf die Bühne und erklären dir was!« With a direct yet sympathetic approach, Guterzogene Asis is the crew ...

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, ...

Gina D’Orio

Gina D’Orio is a Berlin musician, producer and singer. She is the main former vocalist from Ec80r and member of Cobra Killer. She started ...

ARA

Corinne aka ARA found music through her family. Her father, who spent his life in Matonge, the most musical district of the Congolese capital ...

Die Höchste Eisenbahn

The quartet Die Höchste Eisenbahn, consisting of Moritz Krämer, Francesco Wilking, Felix Weigt and Max Schröder, dominates the art of intermediate notes. Their music ...

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 ...

houaïda

houaïda is a musician, composer, performer and graduate physicist. She is involved with inter- and transdisciplinary spaces and contributes to the deconstruction of Western ...

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, ...

Malakoff Kowalski

Malakoff Kowalski is a German-American-Persian singer, musician, composer, and producer. After having been active with his band Jansen & Kowalski, his krautrock solo album ...

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 ...

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, ...

OSTIA

OSTIA is a retrowave/indie band from Berlin comprising Lo Selbo, Albertine Sarges, Garagenuwe and Oskar Militia. The sound of OSTIA has been compared to ...

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 ...

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. ...

Yvois

Yvois is an Aotearoa (New Zealand)-born, Berlin-based producer of warm, wonky beats and singer of moody aural treats. Armed with a collection of dusty ...

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 ...

Ziúr

Ziúr is a Berlin-based DJ and producer, dedicated to combining different sonic textures and brainy beats into a functional dancefloor framework – clearly intended ...

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