NPR wants to hear from you! The Tiny Desk Contest is back and it will be more fun than ever before with brand-new virtual events including the Tiny Desk Contest Family Hour, a Tiny Desk Trivia Night and the return of the Tiny Desk Contest Top Shelf video series.
"If you're a musician, you want to be heard; this is a unique chance to make that happen," said Bob Boilen, creator of the Tiny Desk series. "We watch every entry and share the winner and also the many amazing talents in bedrooms, basements, and clubs all across this creative culture. It's a perfect time to gather friends and share one song that you're proud of."
Over the past six years, nearly 30,000 musicians from across all 50 states have submitted their videos to NPR's Tiny Desk Contest in the hopes of being chosen to perform as part of NPR Music's signature music discovery series. Now, NPR is once again calling for unsigned bands and musicians to submit their entries at NPR.org/tinydeskcontest, closing at midnight ET on Monday, June 7. This year's panel of judges includes 2020 Contest Winner Linda Diaz, along with NPR Music's Bob Boilen and Bobby Carter; rising stars and Tiny Desk concert performers Tobe Nwigwe and Phoebe Bridgers and more.