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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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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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

DASCO

Israeli DJ and producer DASCO has a background every bit as colourful as her music. Born and raised in Tel Aviv and now based ...

Jemek Jemowit

Jemek Jemowit is a one-man-band, DJ and concept artist who insists on the creative input of the antihipped neighbourhoods of West Berlin. Live, the ...

Ben Jackson

Glossy and angular,spacious and atmospheric. Ben Jackson’s music sweeps over a broad landscape of sonic textures. The Canadian producer takes rhythmic structures from the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Nalan

Nalan Karacagil is a musician, producer and DJ from Berlin. As slimgirl fat and part of the trio Gaddafi Gals, she has released three ...

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 ...

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 ...

Half Girl

Half Girl is Berlin’s scariest all-girl-super-group: Julie Miess (Mutter, Britta), Vera Kropf (Luise Pop) Anna-Leena Lutz (formerly Die Heiterkeit) and Gwendolin Tägert (Mondo Fumatore). ...

Maggot Heart

Maggot Heart is the brainchild of the guitarist, singer and songwriter Linnéa Olsson. Taking cues from the rhythmic gloom of Killing Joke, the aggressive ...

EERA

Anna Lena Bruland was expressly warned by her grandfather, a renowned conductor in Norway in the 50s and 60s, not to pursue an artistic ...

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 ...

Laurids Richter

Laurids Richter is a drummer and producer from Berlin, that made a name for himself in the mid-90s jazz and hip-hop scene of the ...

K.ZIA

Brussels-Born and Berlin-based, K.ZIA is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter fusing future R&B and soul by virtue of her Afro-European cultural and ethnical background. With the ...

Oum Shatt

After much anticipation, 2016’s eponymous debut cemented Oum Shatt’s distinctive sound: distilled rock ’n’ roll, discreetly interwoven Arabic harmonies and hypnotic rhythms from various, ...

Jolly Goods

On the cover of their second album, ›Walrus‹, two sisters size up their observers with challenging glances a la Lennon. Tanno Pippi, one of ...

A Girl Called Frank

Luisa Kutza aka A Girl Called Frank learned one lesson early on: life can be hard, but it is always beautiful. With a colonel’s ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

Hani Mojtahedy

Hani Mojtahedy was born in Sanandaj, a small city in the Iranian province of Kordestan. After studying traditional Persian music, she began her professional ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

AUF

AUF is the band of singer and guitarist Anne Rolfs and drummer Mathias Brendel, based in Berlin. Anne Rolfs first became known as the ...

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 ...

1000 GRAM

This kind of music can only be made by people gathered together by the wind: 1000 Gram is made up of half-Swedish West-Berliner Moritz ...

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 ...

Snøffeltøffs

Snøffeltøffs are two boys from Berlin who serve unpretentious Grarage Rock with a real Popstar attitude (»Shit-Fi Pizza Wave« is what they call it). ...

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 ...

Marco Barotti

Marco Barotti is a modern performing artist in the broadest sense of the word. After leaving his studies at the Siena Jazz Academy far ...

Karen Gwyer

The American techno producer has only recently moved to Berlin. The passionate musician has released two albums as well as numerous EPs and singles ...

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 ...

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 ...

Erregung Öffentlicher Erregung

Erregung Öffentlicher Erregung play post-punk. They combine the energy of early punk with Krautrock’s driving beat and love for monotony, as well as the ...

Mor Elian

Tel Aviv-born artist Mor Elian moved to Los Angeles as a teenager, living there for ten years before relocating to Berlin. Elian co-owns the ...

Mesu Diye

Kreuzberg-born artist Mesu Diye was inspired by her parents’ Turkish birthplace on the Black Sea when naming her project. Mesudiye, a small village in ...

Sohrab

Sohrab was born in Tehran in 1984. He was seven when the Iran-Iraq war ended. His name, originating from an old poem called ›Shahname‹, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

SEDA

SEDA has been singing and performing since she was 8 years old. She was discovered by Sigmund Bothmann, a church musician and director of ...

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 ...

Ahmed Mahmoud

Growing up in the midst of his parents’ experience of political exile, Ahmed Mahmoud spent part of his life in Palestine before relocating to ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

JARITA

JARITA is a drummer, singer, and producer. Percussion is always at the centre of her work, and grooves from Afrobeat and reggae create a ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Lady Maru

Lady Maru started producing music in 1994 with an electric guitar, some toy percussion and a Tascam four-track recorder. She quickly became active as ...

DFRNT

Grandma and Grandpa want one thing at all costs: to give their grandson piano lessons. They put aside the money to drag him to ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Soft as Snow

There’s a raw urgency to Soft as Snow’s debut album ›Deep Wave‹, which was released on UK label Houndstooth in 2018. Starheim’s background as ...

Claire Tolan

Since 2013, much of Claire Tolan’s work has found its foundation in the sounds of ASMR, Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. Tolan has hosted ›You’re ...

Yellow Bird

Yellow Bird is a Modern Roots Music and Indie Folk band with one foot in the Avantgarde and Jazz. Manon Kahle comes from the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Enana

Since their arrival in Berlin as a refugee in 2015, escaping war and violence as a queer and trans person in Syria, Enana found ...

Mushiva

Mushiva is a Berlin-based Namibian street poet, rapper, and technologist. One-third of the award-winning hip hop poetry group Black Vulcanite and professionally trained as ...

Chris Imler

Chris Imler is an industry veteran, a jack-of-all-trades, a drum dandy, a beat prophet, and an unmatched player in the Berlin indie scene. He ...

Monibi

Raised in France, DJ, radio presenter and music producer Monibi has arrived in her current home of Berlin after a phase in Scotland. Weaving ...

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 ...

Eilis Frawley

Eilis Frawley is a classically trained percussionist from the Elder Conservatorium of Music in Adelaide. She spent a number of years in Seoul, where ...

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, ...

Lamb Kebab

Best known for her visceral rap performances, Berlin-based Cuban-American artist Rachel de la Torre (aka Lamb Kebab) attempts to reexamine the perspectives and roles ...

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 ...

Aria

Aria’s music is a tribute to feelings. The musician, composer and songwriter created her debut album ›Fantasy Is My Religion‹ in this in-between state. ...

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. ...

333 Boyz

For memory formation and emotional connection, 333 Boyz come to electronic music with a refined sense for the unexpected, vital and funny as two ...

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 ...

Christian Naujoks

Christian Naujoks is a Lübeck born and raised visual artist, composer, DJ and singer. Since completing his studies in Electroacoustic Composition and Media Theory ...

Banu

With DJing as an artistic tool, Banu’s work can be located somewhere between sound, music, research and activism. Originally from south-eastern Turkey, Banu now ...

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 ...

The SWAG

Berlin’s hip-hop scene hasn’t been the same since SWAG JAM, a weekly live hip-hop jam session by the Berlin crew The SWAG, was launched ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Linda Finny

Linda Finny is a Berlin newcomer who’s already perfected an infectiously energetic sound, managing to be both atmospheric and punk. She is currently working ...

Tara Nome Doyle

The Norwegian-Irish singer and songwriter Tara Nome Doyle grew up between city life and untouched nature. Her music embodies these inner conflicts, varying between ...

Abyss X

Hailing from Crete, interdisciplinary artist and performer Abyss X became a virtuosa in experimental cross-genre composition by crafting a unique melange of her homeland’s ...

Black Skin Lover Boy

If Black Skin Lover Boy had the choice between paradise and Berlin, he would always choose Berlin. For Black Skin Lover Boy, Berlin was ...

Garagen Uwe

Not much is said in Uwe’s garage. But that’s no big deal. The air smells like gasoline while analog synthesizers rustle in idle. Uwe’s ...