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Enter NPR Music's Tiny Desk Contest - Just 5 Days Left!

image from tinydeskcontest.npr.orgPlaying Tiny Desk Concerts - stripped down performances at the NPR office - has become a right of passage for any band releasing a public radio friendly album. Each year they hold a contest to discover an unknown artist and along the way give exposure to dozens of others.


How To Enter

  • Create a new video that shows you playing one song you've written.
  • Do it the way you'd perform a Tiny Desk concert: at a desk. (Any desk!)
  • Upload your video to YouTube.
  • Fill out the entry form before 11:59 p.m. ET on Jan. 29, 2017.

The Winner Will...

  • Play a Tiny Desk concert at NPR in Washington, D.C.
  • Appear at a taping of NPR’s Ask Me Another.
  • Tour the United States with NPR and Lagunitas.


  • You can't have a current recording contract.
  • You must be at least 21 years old and live in the U.S. to enter.
  • Check the Official Rules for all the requirements. Take this quiz to see if you're eligible.

Last Year's Winner