National Public Radio’s Tiny Desk Contest has had a major impact on unknown artists. What began as a small idea turned into thousands of videos from musicians in every state in the country, a national tour, two winning artists and two years of pure music-discovery joy.
Entries for the 2017 Tiny Desk Contest are due January 29.
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 January 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, and tour the United States with NPR and Lagunitas.
The contest is open to undiscovered talent; 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 out the website for complete rules and requirements.