Allocation of Funding: 3rd Quarter Label Funding 2020

For the third 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.

FUNDING: 3rd QUARTER of 2020

The five-member expert jury reviewed 26 applications with a total volume of 109,827.00 € in the selection procedure of the third funding round for the Label Funding program 2020. For the current round of the procedure seven applications were funded and a total funding amount of 29,305.00 € was awarded.

In addition to meeting the formal criteria, the jury also places importance to taking into account the diversity of Berlin’s musical landscape and 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 third quarter of the year 2020, the following labels and artists will receive support by Musicboard Berlin:

Applicant / Label Artist Funding
Burial Soil / Stefan Kreis CYRK 3.205,00 €
Homeway Record e.V. Khebez Dawle 5.000,00 €
House of Strentgth Mentrix 5.000,00 €
Kindness Records GbR NOSOYO 5.000,00 €
Musszo Records Hey Jetman 2.000,00 €
Sinnbus – Bossenz, Eichhorn, Gruse, Spindler GbR Everything And Everybody 4.100,00 €
SOUND OBSESSED / Rania Kim Birch Portrait XO 5.000,00 €



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

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


Press Release:
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