Tiny Desk Contest

Since 2015, the Tiny Desk Contest – inspired by its namesake The Tiny Desk concert series – has launched undiscovered, unsigned artists to the world. The contest has discovered distinct voices like Fantastic Negrito, who is now a Grammy-winning artist; Grammy-nominated Tank and the Bangas; Quinn Christopherson; and more.

With a multi-city tour and extensions on air and online, Tiny Desk Contest offers sponsors a unique opportunity to align their brand with the iconic Tiny Desk franchise.

Image by Lizzie Chen

The Tiny Desk Contest Reach


Contest entries over nine years¹


Contest video views over nine years²


event attendees over nine years¹


Contest virtual event views over three years²

Source: 1. Tiny Desk Contest & Tour Data 2015-2023. 2. YouTube,, Facebook, Instagram.

2023 Tiny Desk Contest Winner: Little Moon

Proud Sponsors of Past and Present Tiny Desk Contests

  • CapitalOne
  • 345x219-lagunitas
  • State Farm Logo
  • Guayaki Yerba Mate Logo
  • NPR-Presents_Sponsors_Logos_Blue
"...there is no greater endorsement than to be presented to the public by NPR Music."

Wall Street Journal

"Since winning the inaugural contest in early 2015, blues singer Fantastic Negrito [aka Xavier Amin Dphrepaulezz] has won two Grammys for best contemporary blues album."


“[Quinn Christopherson] had us floored, and me in tears. His is the voice we need right now. He is why we show up for each other. He is why we listen.”

The Tucson Sentinel

"2017 winners Tank and the Bangas released their major-label debut, Green Balloon, earlier this year on Universal Music Group’s Verve Forecast label and [in 2019] scored a coveted Grammy best new artist nomination."


"Tiny Desk celebrates skill. One look at New Orleans band Tank and the Bangas’ career-making star-turn on Tiny Desk is proof. The popular performance, which came after the band won the third “Tiny Desk Contest” in 2017, helped land them a label deal and, not long after, a best new artist Grammy nod."

LA Times

Amplify Your Brand's Message with Tiny Desk Contest.

Contact Us