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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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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 ...

B O K E H

In 2016, B O K E H, the artistic alter-ego of New Zealand-raised and Berlin-based artist, Chloë Lewer, was born. Alternating in performance between ...

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, ...

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 ...

fem*ergy collective

The fem*ergy collective, founded in Berlin, brings together Ay Wing, Cégiu, Donia Touglo, Mari.ama, Mya Audrey, Shanice Ruby Bennett and Johanna Amelie as a ...

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 ...

Sleepwalk the Dog

The Berlin based three-piece experimental folk band have been biding their time. Each member has already lived a lifetime, learned life’s hard lessons, written ...

Khalil Chahine

Khalil Chahine is a Berlin-based engineer and producer who combines musical and scientific knowledge (in physics with a focus on psychoacoustics) in his unique ...

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 ...

Zentralheizung of Death

Zentralheizung of Death (des Todes) started few years ago as a manic pussy galore instrumental astroman band and then added vocals to wreak havoc. ...

canelonely

canelonely is an interdisciplinary music and video project by Jannik Morton Schneider. With the band Der Ringer, for which he also produced music videos, ...

junk-E-cat

junk-E-cat weaves acoustic and electronic elements into a sonic world where saxophones and bass clarinets – both arranged and solo – merge organically with ...

HYENAZ

HYENAZ are Berlin-based sound and movement artists Kathryn Fischer (aka Mad Kate) and Adrienne Teicher (aka Bad Conscience). The dance tracks, soundscapes, performances, installations ...

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 ...

Dmitra

Unexpected calls emerge under, over and between layers of basslines, some thick and some thin. Here a voice answers, there an instrumental sample swings ...

Gurr

When two best friends found a band, the result is a world full of insider jokes. Gurr’s debut album ›In My Head‹ introduces their ...

Laura Lee & the Jettes

Better known as one half of Berlin-based indie duo Gurr, Laura Lee is stepping away from its ashes and back into the furnace to ...

Grinderteeth

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

MRJAH

The DJ and producer duo MRJAH from Berlin is a pioneer in German trap music. In early 2013 the Duo produced the famous ›Splah!Mag ...

Jeannel

Jeannel is an interdisciplinary artist, producer, singer and cellist. Growing up in a musical household, she received classical cello lessons from age six, and ...

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, ...

Barbara Panther

The singer, songwriter, composer and performer Barbara Panther has lived in Berlin for over 10 years. Her debut album was produced by Matthew Herbert ...

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 ...

Baal & Mortimer

Since 2014, Alexandra Grübler has been dedicated to the musical exploration of resistance, autonomy and identity with her project Baal & Mortimer, which originated ...

Monika Werkstatt

The female producer and artist collective Monika Werkstatt was founded in 2015 by Gudrun Gut in reference to free jazz label FMP’s tradition of ...

21 Downbeat

Exhilaration and ecstasy, or rather noise and confetti, are the principles of the inclusive band 21 Downbeat. Like satyrs, the cheerful demons in the ...

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 ...

Onirologia

Costantino Toth aka Onirologia works as a composer and sound engineer, conceiving sound as an »achronological archive«, tying in themes of transformation and home. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Graf Fidi

»It’s normal to be different« – Graf Fidi has built a career out of this message. As a rapper, social worker, and speaker, he ...

DENA

DENA is the project of Denitza Todorova, a singer-songwriter and producer born in Bulgaria who dove into Berlin’s multi-faceted music scene last decade. Since ...

Vida Vojić

Sound maker, poet, and artist Vida Vojić could be described as a vessel of untold secrets. Sound is the carrying vehicle for the outbursts ...

Daniel Freitag

Born 1986 in Germany, Daniel Freitag studied musicology and art history in Marburg and Berlin. During his studies he discovered theatre as a place ...

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 ...

Severija

Born in Šiauliai, raised in Vilnius, and based in Berlin, Severija Janušauskaitė aka Severija is a stage and film actress, singer, musician, and composer. As a child, ...

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 ...

Vera Tavares

Born in Cape Verde, Creole singer Vera Tavares captivates audiences with her powerful stage presence and poppy, jazzy, soulful voice. When Vera Tavares sings, ...

Godmother

Godmother are critical theory in pop-music drag. A non-binary identity becomes a Weltanschauung, challenging dichotomies such as real and artificial, self and other, sincerity ...

Mapp

Mapp has quietly been making appearances in the Berlin music scene for the last six years. She has released two EPs and performed at ...

Anoki

Anoki grows up in the 90s between Dutch red facades and a small Bavarian town to an Indonesian-born father with American citizenship and a ...

City At Dark

Laura Landergott (Ja, Panik) and Yair Karelic (Mystical Communication Service) first met in early 2017. The duo constructs a patchwork of indie rock, blues, and psych. ...

Tiefschwarz

The internationally know brother duo of Ali and Basti Schwarz discovered its passion for electronic music and techno in the early 90s as club ...

Alex Stolze

Music is something the Berlin-born Stolze considers integral to his life – a need apparent in the passion he puts into each of his ...

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 ...

&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 ...

24/7 DIVA HEAVEN

24/7 DIVA HEAVEN are three Berlin musicians pushing the limits – even if it hurts sometimes. Spanning punk, noise, grunge and a riot grrrl ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Maike Rosa Vogel

Over the last decade, Maike Rosa Vogel has grown into an important German-speaking indie pop singer-songwriter. She’s one to listen to her own heart, ...

Vamp Acid

Vamp Acid is a live acid dance producer, dark electro DJ and designer. Peppered with 80s analogue beats, her music combines sensual vocals with ...

Cuntroaches

Cuntroaches are bathed in red light, demonic and louder than hell itself. Since 2015, the band has defiled countless venues all over Europe playing ...

Kupalua

Musician and performer Kupalua creates complex multidimensional works of art that – oscillating between sound installation and body performance – are both enchanting and ...

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 ...

Hans Unstern

Hans Unstern is a multitude who writes songs, builds musical instruments, releases albums and radio plays, and gives dazzling performances. On ›DIVEN‹, their latest ...

COOL FOR YOU

COOL FOR YOU is the music/performance project of artist Vika Kirchenbauer. Her last EP ›MOOD MANAGEMENT‹ was released in early February 2017 with a ...

Mary Ocher

Mary Ocher is a singer-songwriter, poet, director and visual artist. Born in Moscow in 1986, she immigrated with her family first to Israel and ...

Enda Gallery

Enda Gallery has been active in the Berlin music scene with his soulful music since 2012. After four years of producing, writing and collaborating ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

Trucks

Reintroducing the complicated. With linguistic bulkiness, Trucks form the antithesis of both mainstream and teenage Deutschpop. Trucks are also about the self and its ...

Wizzy

Wizzy is a Syrian singer-songwriter, performer and mentor for Queer Syria and the event series Dandanah and Queens Against Borders in Berlin, where he ...

Gregor Heinze

Gregor Heinze is a pianist, composer and producer. In the 1990s he was active as a musician in the Berlin hip-hop scene together with ...

Ment

After studying veterinary medicine and music education in Berlin, Isabel (Izzy) Ment began writing and producing her debut EP ›As The Words Come Through‹ ...

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 ...

Blutige Knie

The singer and guitarist Timo Tolkmitt and the drummer Till Trenkel have know each other since the 90s, growing up in the outskirts of ...

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 ...

Zoë Mc Pherson

Zoë Mc Pherson is a producer, sound designer, live performer and DJ based in Berlin, whose 2020 album ›States of Fugue‹ »fiercely twists experimental ...

A Tribute to February Montaine

February Montaine was an outsider artist from the Midlands, England, active from the period of 1985 to 1991. Around 2015, Berlin-based artist Sam Potter ...

Konstantin König

Konstantin (born 1992 in Cairo) studied jazz drums at the Musikhochschule in Basel until 2014 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. He also ...

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 ...

Kendy Gable

Kendy Gable is Berlin-based, American singer-songwriter that weaves poetry and stories into haunting melodies. She has performed throughout the United States, Canada and Europe ...

Gaddafi Gals

Gaddafi Gals formed in 2016 with blaqtea, slimgirl fat and walter p99 arke$tra. All of them had other projects at this point: blaqtea as ...

Dis Fig

A Berlin via New York transplant, Dis Fig’s music earnestly reflects her past and present. A member of NYC label PTP, whose mold-melting output ...

RENU

RENU is a British-Bengali, Berlin-based composer, producer, tabla player, percussionist and curator who started her musical journey around 2000. Her quest for musical experiences ...

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 ...

Sissip

Sissip grew up traveling around the world with her family before settling in a small town near Frankfurt as a teenager. She began her ...

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. ...

Soft Drug

With their neo-R&B, Soft Drug release a world of feelings that otherwise lies dormant in the band members, rarely getting the chance to surface. ...

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 ...

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 ...

Chuckamuck

The story of Chuckamuck is a classic rock’n’roll story. Founded by schoolmates Oska Wald (guitar/vocals), Jiles (drums), and Lorenz O’Tool (guitar/vocals), Chuckamuck were signed ...

Black Cracker

Stoic as fuck, with a baby face and a set of blue-collar shoulders, Ellison Renee Glenn aka Black Cracker (formerly Celena Glenn) rocks a ...

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 ...

Wanja Janeva

Wanja Janeva grew up in Berlin as the daughter of Bulgarian parents. Since then, she has travelled the world with her voice. She is ...

AZZURRA

AZZURRA is a singer-songwriter who combines delicate electronic and dark pop elements with her intimate voice into a deep sound. Inspired by essences and ...

Moro

Moro is an Argentinian musician and composer based in Berlin. Trained as a professional guitarist at the Manuel de Falla Conservatory in Buenos Aires, ...

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 ...

MADANII

MADANII is a genre-rebel, a barrier-breaking recording artist and creative instigator from Berlin. With an artistic vision rooted in Persian culture and informed by ...

GOTOPO

Gotopo is a singer, composer, producer, and performer from Berlin. Her music reveals an Afro-indigenous legacy while combining folkloric stringed instruments and techno-inspired jams. ...

People Club

People Club are a five-piece indie soul band formed in Berlin in late 2017. Their distinctive aesthetic blends social-commentary lyrics with classic soul-ensemble sounds, ...

OKO

OKO is a polyphonic pop band made up of Petra Nachtmanova, Moss Beynon-Juckes, and Emma Greenfield. The trio brings together traditional vocal harmonies and ...

Max Prosa & Sascha Stiehler feat. Kaiser Quartett

It seems that fate is what brought Max Prosa and Sascha Stiehler together. No pianist could accompany Prosa’s lyrics and stories with such virtuosity ...

Schrunzel & Der blaue Schmetterling

Schrunzel & Der blaue Schmetterling is the collaboration between the artist Schrunzel and his girlfriend Sabrina Böckl, aka Der blaue Schmetterling, with the aim ...

Oyèmi Noize

Oyèmi Noize is no stranger to the alternative music scene in Germany. Over a decade of shredding in noisy bands and international touring under ...

Yuriy Gurzhy

Yuriy Gurzhy is an Ukrainian and Berlin-based musician, DJ, producer and radio broadcaster. Together with the German writer Wladimir Kaminer he started the now ...

Sera Kalo

Sera Kalo is a genre-fluid, Berlin-based Caribbean-American singer & songwriter. Quiet in nature, Sera’s music serves as a powerful outlet for her unfiltered thoughts ...