Six battles. Five boroughs. One ultimate winner.

Musicians speak a language that every New Yorker can understand. They bring us together in bars, concert halls, in the subways and on the streets. Their story is the story of our city.

For the sixth season, we put out the call to hear from undiscovered musicians all across New York City's five boroughs. Hundreds entered, and only 40 were chosen to take part. Beginning February 6, they'll compete borough by borough until we have five finalists  each representing Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island. They'll go head-to-head for glory, prizes and bragging rights live on our stage at the Ultimate Battle on March 27.

WQXR's Terrance McKnight returns as Battle emcee, along with a panel of award-winning artists and producers who will serve as judges.

Keep track of all the latest from our Battle series below:

Recently in Battle of the Boroughs 2015

NYC as Seen and Heard by its Working Musicians

Friday, March 27, 2015

Get the insider perspective on each of the five boros, courtesy of their working musicians.

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Watch Live and Vote: Ultimate Battle of the Boroughs 2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Five acts representing each of NYC's boroughs will compete—but only one can win it all.

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Behind the Music: Meet the Bands Competing in the 2015 Ultimate Battle of the Boroughs

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Go behind the music with the five bands competing in this year's Ultimate Battle of the Boroughs competition.

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Vote for Brooklyn's Best Band

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Which of these undiscovered musical acts should be crowned Brooklyn's best band?

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Watch Live and Vote: Brooklyn Battle of the Boroughs

Monday, March 02, 2015

Watch live at 7:30pm | Which undiscovered act will represent Brooklyn at the Ultimate Battle?

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Vote for Staten Island's Best Band

Monday, February 23, 2015

Which of these 3 undiscovered musical acts should be crowned Staten Island's best? Vote by 11:59PM ET Monday March 2.

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Watch Live and Vote: Staten Island Battle of the Boroughs

Monday, February 23, 2015

Watch live at 7:30pm | Which undiscovered act will represent Staten Island at the Ultimate Battle?

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Vote for Queens' Best Band

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Which of these undiscovered musical acts should be crowned Queens' best? Vote by 11:59PM ET Monday February 23.

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Watch Live and Vote: Queens Battle of the Boroughs

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Watch live at 7:30pm | Which undiscovered act will represent Queens at the Ultimate Battle?

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Vote for the Bronx's Best Band

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Which of these undiscovered musical acts should be crowned the Bronx's best? Vote by 11:59PM ET Monday February 16.

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Watch Live and Vote: Bronx Battle of the Boroughs

Monday, February 09, 2015

Seven undiscovered musical acts will compete, but only one will represent the Bronx in the Ultimate Battle of the Boroughs. 

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Vote for Manhattan's Best Band

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Which of these three undiscovered musical acts should be crowned Manhattan's best? Watch their performances, then vote for your favorite by Monday, Feb. 10 at 11:59pm ET. 

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Watch Live and Vote: Manhattan Battle of the Boroughs

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

It's the Battle for Manhattan! Eight undiscovered musical acts will compete, but only one can go on to represent the borough in our final showdown, the Ultimate Battle of the Boroughs. 

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Battle of the Boroughs 2015: The Contestants

Monday, January 12, 2015

See which up-and-coming acts will compete in the sixth season of our citywide talent search.

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Enter the 2015 Battle of the Boroughs!

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Compete in WNYC and WQXR’s citywide search for the best undiscovered musical acts. Here's your chance to be heard and win big prizes! All genres welcome. Deadline to enter is Dec. 31.

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