WVAS Partners with NPR to Promote '2022 Tiny Desk Contest'

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By ASU News Services

WVAS-FM, the “Voice of Alabama State University,” is working with National Public Radio to promote the 2022 NPR Tiny Desk Contest.  Music-makers and creators alike have an opportunity to play their very own Tiny Desk concert if their entry is chosen as the winner.  Contest winners have gone on to tour the world, sign with major labels, open for legendary performers and even receive Grammy awards.

“The rules are very simple,” states Candy Capel, WVAS Station Manager.  “Unsigned bands and musicians age 18 years and older must submit a video of themselves performing an original song at a desk of their choice.  An entry form must be completed, and the video must be uploaded to the designated site on YouTube.”

Since its inception in 2014, the Tiny Desk Contest has amassed nearly 35,000 entries from thousands of musicians across the country. The official period for entries runs through Monday, March 14, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. E.T.  In May, the winner will be announced and interviewed on “All Things Considered” and play a Tiny Desk concert.  In addition, the winner will headline a five-stop “Tiny Desk Contest On The Road” tour in June.

“We know that the River Region is home to some of the best-untapped talent in this nation,” Capel said.  “We encourage all musicians to enter and to also share their videos with us so that we give our audience a taste of the beautiful music coming out of this corner of the country.”

More details on the Contest are available on http://tinydeskcontest.npr.org.  WVAS-FM may be reached at 334-229-4708.