Label Funding: 2nd & 3rd Quarter 2020

For the second time in 2020, Musicboard is awarding indirect support for artists by funding independent labels who are planning specific steps to establish newcomer artists based in Berlin. The funding is handed out quarterly and on the recommendation of an independent jury.



The 5-member expert jury received 13 applications with a total volume of 51,028.00 € in the selection procedure of the 2nd funding round for the Label Funding program 2020. For the current round of the procedure eight applications were funded and a total funding amount of 25,250.00 € was awarded.

In addition to meeting the formal criteria, the jury also places importance both to taking into account the diversity of Berlin’s musical landscape and to ensuring gender-equitable funding. The jury consisted of Sarah Farina (DJ, producer), Julia Lorenz (music journalist, author), Pamela Owusu-Brenyah (A&R, founder of AFRO X POP), Elia Rediger (musician, curator of the series ›Aus dem Hinterhalt‹, Deutsche Oper Berlin) and Katja Lucker (Managing Director Musicboard Berlin GmbH) – the same jury that has also been responsible for the Scholarships & Residencies program since the 2020 funding year. 

In the second quarter of the year 2020, the following labels and artists will receive support by Musicboard Berlin:


Applicant / Label Artist Funding
Staatsakt Rec. GmbH Hans Unstern 2.500,00 €
Dr. Monika Demmler / Sugarskull Records Stony Sugarskull 3.000,00 €
Zellephan records Alex St. Joan 2.000,00 €
Piranha Arts AG Alhousseini Anivolla 4.450,00 €
Snowhite PR UG / Duchess Box Records Sofia Portanet 3.000,00 €
Olaf Yarce / Lustpoderosa Marlene Stark 3.500,00 €
Karaoke Kalk Records Marla Hansen 3.800,00 €
Cinthie Christl / 803 Crystal Grooves Cinthie 3.000,00 €


Further information on the projects supported in the second quarter of 2020 within the Label Funding program will be available here soon.



Further information on the projects supported in the second quarter of 2020 within the Label Funding program will be available on our website soon.

We would like to point out that the online application process for the third quarter of 2020 for the Label Funding program was activated. The application deadline is 15 June 2020 – we look forward to incoming applications!

All upcoming application deadlines within this year in the Label Funding program at a glance:


15th June for the 3rd quarter of 2020

15th September for the 4th quarter of 2020


You can find detailed information and documents on the Label Funding program here.


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