NPR Music's annual Tiny Desk Contest is now open

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Every year, NPR Music invites unsigned artists from all over the country to apply to its Tiny Desk Contest. Thousands submit videos, and the team at NPR picks just one winner.

This year, submissions are officially open starting today, February 11. Winners get to perform a tiny desk concert at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C. and go on tour with NPR.

The contest has skyrocketed the careers several artists, including one you might know well from here in Minnesota: Duluth-native Gaelynn Lea.

If you're interested in applying, you have about a month and half to get in your submission. the contest closes at the end of March.

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