The online application form for the funding programme Label Funding has been activated. From now on, label operators of an independent label based in Berlin can apply for label promotion in the first quarter of 2020.
Up to now, Musicboard has funded artists indirectly by funding events and structures in the funding programmes Karrierespungbrett Berlin, Pop im Kiez and Festival Funding, and indirectly in the funding programmes Scholarships & Residencies and Support Tour Funding. In the case of funding for Berlin labels, the artists benefit not only from financial support but also from the expertise of the labels. Funding is provided for specific components of an overall marketing concept developed by the applying label for a given artist.
Applications are submitted and funds allocated on a quarterly basis through the decision of a jury. The project period or the project implementation does not have to take place in the quarter in which the application is submitted.
The application deadlines are:
February 15 for the 1st quarter of 2020
March 15 for the 2nd quarter of 2020
June 15 for the 3rd quarter of 2020
September 15 for the 4th quarter of 2020
You can find detailed information and documents on the label funding programme here.