2018 NPR Music Tiny Desk Contest

It’s that time of year again! Dust off that desk in the corner and get to work entering the Tiny Desk Contest.

The winner of the Contest will go to the NPR headquarters to play their very own Tiny Desk concert. Then, the winner will go on a tour of the U.S. with NPR Music and sponsor, Lagunitas!

There's only one winner in the Contest, but they have discovered that so much happens to the artists making these videos. They post the thrilling ones and the interesting ones on their Blog; call them out in their weekly newsletter; feature some of them on All Songs Considered; have them play at local shows on tour. Several Tiny Desk Contest entrants have even played their own Tiny Desk concerts even though they didn't win. This is a chance for the national music community to come together and lift one another up.

This year NPR has launcheded an official Facebook group as a new space for the Tiny Desk Contest community to talk to one another!

Here’s how you enter:

  • Make a video of you, performing one original song at a desk (any desk). They want to hear the music that shows the best of what you’ve got.
  • Send it to them. They will be open for submissions starting February 20 until March 25 at 11:59 pm EST.

That’s it! It’s not a complicated process, though there are a few rules to read. They want to hear from anyone with a song to share (and a desk, too).