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Put your Local Spin on the 2021 NPR Tiny Desk Contest!

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The Tiny Desk Contest is back! Unsigned musicians: Enter the Contest by sending NPR Music a video of you playing an original song behind a desk by June 7 at midnight E.T. If you win, you'll play your very own Tiny Desk concert!

We want to amplify the music that comes from the Upper Great Lakes! If you have been a guest on The Local Spin, or are an interested unsigned musician, we highly encourage you to submit a video for the 2021 Tiny Desk Contest!

The Contest opens for entries Tuesday, May 11, at 10 a.m. ET and closes June 7, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Learn more, read the officials rules and submit your entry: npr.org/tinydeskcontest.

Look for updates on local submissions here on the Public Radio 90 website!

Past winners: Fantastic Negrito, Gaelynn Lea, Tank and the Bangas, Naia Izumi, Quinn Christopherson, Linda Diaz

2021 Contest Judges: Bob Boilen, Bobby Carter, Jewly Hight, John Morrison, Linda Diaz, Tobe Nwigwe, Phoebe Bridgers

Previous winners' entries and Tiny Desks:

Linda Diaz entry:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ursri8GmlW4

Linda Diaz Tiny Desk (home) concert:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=MYiP0WO6yzA

Quinn Christopherson entry:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xoFlHMG6Wfo

Quinn Christopherson Tiny Desk:

https://www.npr.org/2019/06/03/728694436/quinn-christopherson-tiny-desk-concert

Naia Izumi entry:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nk8HEO_60ms

Naia Izumi Tiny Desk:

https://www.npr.org/2018/05/14/610431628/naia-izumi-tiny-desk-concert

Tank And The Bangas entry:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zU-Jm87kzY

Tank And The Bangas Tiny Desk:

https://www.npr.org/event/music/519418207/tank-and-the-bangas-tiny-desk-concert

Gaelynn Lea entry:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb1oCjiIu9M

Gaelynn Lea Tiny Desk:

http://www.npr.org/2016/03/10/469966998/gaelynn-lea-tiny-desk-concert

Fantastic Negrito entry:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kWEhIXVPJA

Fantastic Negrito Tiny Desk:

http://www.npr.org/event/music/391288717/fantastic-negrito-tiny-desk-concert

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