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Enter the 2017 Tiny Desk Contest


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

(Find all the entry info here.) We’ll highlight regional entries as they roll in. Last year, we mapped all the Pacific Northwest entries in one big, interactive, page.

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.

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