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Ian Sweet, 'Your Spit'

Monday, August 14, 2023

Can you tie a cherry stem in a knot with your tongue? Ian Sweet's Jilian Medford wants to know.


The power and heartbreak behind the song that won the Tiny Desk Contest

Monday, July 31, 2023

"I don't think it's caught up to me yet — how much my life has changed." While on the road, Little Moon's Emma Hardyman caught up with NPR to reflect on the life-changing win.


Crystal Rose came 'Mad' close to winning the Tiny Desk Contest

Sunday, June 25, 2023

"Mad Black Woman" was one of Tiny Desk Contest judge Sharon Van Etten's favorite 2023 entries.


Watch Kina Zore's literal jam session for the Tiny Desk Contest

Saturday, June 17, 2023

Pickles, pots and protein were also employed in their quirky song about pandemic lockdowns and frontline workers.


Sharon Van Etten reveals her Tiny Desk Contest favorites

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Sharon Van Etten shares music from new artists that both moves her to tears and fills her with joy.


Sudan Archives and Baby Rose pick their Tiny Desk Contest favorites

Thursday, May 04, 2023

The Contest entries these Tiny Desk alums share include artists with impressive musicality, direction, breath control and more.


Latinidad, liberation catch our Contest judges' attention

Friday, April 21, 2023

Before revealing this year's winner, judges share eight genre-defying entries as part of our Tiny Desk Contest Top Shelf series.


Meet the 2023 Tiny Desk Contest community

Thursday, April 13, 2023

With entries filmed in deserts and on mountains, in basements and bedrooms, alongside four-legged friends and more, this video features some of the many entries we received to this year's Contest.


Tiny Desk producers share their top picks from the Contest

Thursday, April 06, 2023

Before we reveal this year's Tiny Desk Contest winner, discover some of the best of the nearly 6,000 entries we received.


Entries We Love: Juno Lev, 'I had gay sex with god (it could've gone better)'

Friday, March 03, 2023

Sometimes a song pulls you in with an incredible title, an intriguing first line or an artist's potent emotion — this Tiny Desk Contest entry does all three.


Entries We Love: Jesus Gonzalez, 'Forever'

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

This four-time Tiny Desk Contest entrant's video for "Heaven" looks as gorgeous as it sounds.


Indigo De Souza, 'Younger & Dumber'

Wednesday, February 08, 2023

De Souza's fighting for the belief that not only can she rise from the ashes of a dumpster-fire world, but that she can revel in the flames and find beauty in their flicker.


Watch the first entry to the 2023 Tiny Desk Contest

Tuesday, February 07, 2023

The first entry to the 2023 Contest is "Break Me Down" by Illinois artist Karen Bridges. If you want to perform your own Tiny Desk concert, submit to the Contest by March 13.


Medium Build, 'Especially Me'

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

The track focuses on singer-songwriter Nick Carpenter's vivid storytelling, steady voice and gentle reminder to tell your friends you love them.


Vagabon, 'Carpenter'

Friday, January 13, 2023

Lætitia Tamko welcomes us into the new era of Vagabon with cleansing self-awareness and newfound perspective.


NoSo: Tiny Desk Concert

Friday, November 04, 2022

The former Tiny Desk Contest entrant performs three sentimental, compassionate songs from their debut album.


Wednesday, 'Bull Believer'

Friday, September 09, 2022

The Asheville indie-rock band's eight-and-a-half-minute track snarls with explosive guitar and distorted lap steel.


Life after Desk: Catching up with 2015 Tiny Desk Contest winner Fantastic Negrito

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Since being named the first Tiny Desk Contest winner, Fantastic Negrito has gone on to tour the world, win Grammys and more. NPR's video team recently caught up with him to hear about his journey.


NoSo's debut album is a care package for someone in need: Their younger self

Thursday, July 07, 2022

On their debut album, Stay Proud Of Me, songwriter Abby Hwong pairs reflections on gender and identity with dreamy, cinematic indie rock that shows off their impressive guitar skills.


Tiny Desk Contest On The Road: Meet the artists who rocked this year's tour

Friday, June 24, 2022

The 2022 tour was a victory lap for Contest winner Alisa Amador and also showcased local talents in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Seattle, Los Angeles and New York.