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.

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The Tiny Desk Contest Reach


Contest entries over five years


Contest video views over five years


YOY in newsletter subscribers from 2018-2019


event attendees over five years

Source: 1. Tiny Desk Contest Tour Attendee Survey Data 2016-2019. 2. Tiny Desk newsletter. 3. YouTube,, Facebook.

2019 Tiny Desk Contest Winner: Quinn Christopherson

"...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."


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