NPR Music Tiny Desk Contest returns!

· Jan. 23, 2024, 2:11 pm

You know the video series, you love it, and now NPR Music is back with an opportunity for unsigned artists to grace the famed desk with a musical performance! Since its announcement in 2014, many talented artists from across the U. S. have won, but it's about time we've had a Colorado win! Whether you've been part of our Local 303 family or not, we encourage all Colorado independent artists to take the chance and enter. We're rooting for you. Read below to learn more about the contest and how to enter.

Here's what you do:

  • 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 our entry form after it opens at 10 a.m. ET on Jan. 23 and before 11:59 p.m. ET on Feb. 21, 2024.

The winner will:

  • Play a Tiny Desk concert at NPR in Washington, D.C.
  • Be featured on NPR’s All Things Considered
  • Headline NPR Music's Tiny Desk Contest On The Road tour

Keep these things in mind:

  • We're looking for undiscovered talent; you can't have a current recording contract.
  • You must be at least 18 years old and live in the U.S., U.S.V.I. or Puerto Rico to enter.
  • Our panel of judges — including members of NPR Music, DJs from NPR Member stations, industry experts and Tiny Desk alums — will choose our winner.

Winner announced in May!

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