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Snowed In At The Tiny Desk Contest

2015 and 2016 Tiny Desk Contest entrants, clockwise from top left: Gage Green, Boon, Aupaya and Spirits of the Red City. YouTube hide caption

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2015 and 2016 Tiny Desk Contest entrants, clockwise from top left: Gage Green, Boon, Aupaya and Spirits of the Red City.

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Sometime between today and tomorrow, more than 67 million Americans in 19 states are facing blizzard or winter storm warnings. So we at the Tiny Desk had an idea.

We're two weeks into the 2016 Tiny Desk Contest. We're looking for the next great undiscovered musician to come play at my Tiny Desk. Frankly, there's nothing like being snowed in and undisturbed to get the creative juices flowing. So this weekend, use your phone or whatever you have at your disposal to make a video of an original song, recorded at a desk of your choosing for our contest.

While you're at it, tweet pictures at us using the #TinyDeskContest hashtag! Since we too will be stuck in our houses, we'll be glad to share the snowstorm with you and see what you're doing. Then submit your video through our contest website.

We've already discovered some amazing musicians through the contest. The contest is about giving exposure and a platform to undiscovered musicians like Andrea von Kampen and Thomas Piper, and we've just released a new tool on the Tiny Desk Contest site that lets you watch all of the eligible video entries as they come in. If you're snowed in this weekend, check it out. If you hear someone you think deserves more recognition, share it with your friends. Music and snowy days, after all, are best when you can share them with other people.

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