The 2017 Tiny Desk Contest is now open for entries. For unsigned bands, it’s a chance to win recognition by a panel of judges, play a concert in the NPR Music offices in Washington D.C., and play at other NPR Music events around the country.
The rules are simple:
1) record a video of yourself playing a song you’ve written
2) play it at a desk of any kind, similar to the Tiny Desk concerts at NPR
3) submit the video to Youtube
4) enter the official contest between January 13th and 11:59pm Eastern Time, on January 29th
Here is last year’s winning entry by Minnesota artist Gaelynn Lea:
And the winner from 2015 by Oakland artist Fantastic Negrito:
Good luck! The deadline to submit your video entry is January 29th at 11:59pm Eastern Time.