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February 9, 2022
WYEP wants to share the great news that our sister-station 90.5 WESA, Pittsburgh’s NPR station, is helping to promote NPR’s national search for talented unsigned bands and musicians ages 18 and older. And we want Pittsburgh to REPRESENT! Read all the details about the contest below:
Since its inception in 2014, the Tiny Desk Contest has amassed nearly 35,000 entries from thousands of musicians across the country. The rules are simple: Unsigned bands and musicians ages 18 and older must submit a video of themselves performing an original song at a desk of their choice. Contest winners have gone on to tour the world, sign with major labels, open for legendary performers and even receive Grammy awards.
More details on the Contest are available on http://tinydeskcontest.npr.org.
The 2022 NPR Tiny Desk Contest is open to any legal residents of the fifty (50) United States, the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia who are 18 and older. NPR is excited to have State Farm return as the exclusive sponsor of the 2022 Contest. This year’s panel of judges includes NPR Music’s Bob Boilen and Bobby Carter; Tiny Desk alums Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast, iLe, Big K.R.I.T., Nate Chinen of WGBO.
Check out applications from previous local musicians below: