With three application deadlines for the Label Funding programme in 2023, Musicboard Berlin again grants indirect artist funding to label operators who are planning specific steps to establish newcomer artists based in Berlin.
Funding is awarded through Musicboard Berlin GmbH upon recommendation of an independent jury of Berlin-based pop experts and in consultation with the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. In 2023, the jury appointed to the Label Funding programme consists of Ji-Hun Kim (chief editor Das Filter, freelance lecturer, DJ, music producer), Thien Nguyen (label owner, DJ, music and film producer), Pamela Owusu-Brenyah (A&R, Music Consultant and Curator Pop-Kultur Festival), and Katja Lucker (Managing Director of Musicboard Berlin GmbH).
This year, the first application deadline for the Label Funding programme was 15 February 2023. The application deadlines for the upcoming funding rounds are 15 May 2023 and 15 August 2023.
ALLOCATION OF FUNDING: 1st APPLICATION PERIOD – 5 PROJECTS FUNDED WITH A TOTAL OF 23,650.00 €
Musicboard Berlin is pleased to announce the funded projects of the first application period of the Label Funding programme 2023. Out of 40 applications received with a total volume of 190,108.27 €, the expert jury has selected five projects that are supported with a total of 23,650.00 €:
Applicant / Label Artist Funding
Lagerfeuer Records Celina Bostic 5.000,00 €
Waterfall Records The Everettes 5.000,00 €
ST.VLADIMIR Ant Antic 5.000,00 €
Santianes Records Barbara Cuesta 5.000,00 €
Fun In The Church/
Staatsakt Rec. GmbH
KID BE KID 3.650,00 €
In addition to meeting the formal criteria, the jury places importance to taking into account the diversity of Berlin’s musical landscape and ensuring gender-equitable funding
CALL FOR CONCEPTS: DEADLINE FOR THE 2nd APPLICATION PERIOD OF THE LABEL FUNDING PROGRAMME IS 15 MAY 2023, 6 P.M.
With the announcement of the funded projects of the first application period, the online application process of the second application period begins. The application deadline is 15 May 2023 at 6 p.m. The allocation of funding is subject to the availability of funds.
We look forward to incoming applications!