SAN DIEGO, Dec. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cricket Wireless fans connected with Facebook and Twitter and selected new artist Tarvoria as the winner of its inaugural Muve First Artist Challenge. The Muve First challenge ran for six weeks on the Cricket Wireless Facebook page and profiled seven up and coming artists while encouraging fans to vote for their favorite — there were over 12,000 votes from fans. Congratulations to finalist Marcus Canty and runner up 3D Na'tee.
Mizay Entertainment artist Tarvoria will be the official January 2013 Muve First Artist of the month. As a Muve First featured artist on Muve Music, Tarvoria will gain high level placement and recognition in the music discovery application of Muve Music. She also will be promoted on Cricket's website and through its social media channels, all with a goal of helping to increase Tarvoria's visibility to a new music audience. Check back with Muve Music in January for her debut album Street Couture (The Me Nobody Knows) featuring her new single "B**** & a Bill".
"It was so amazing to work with the Cricket team during the Muve First Artist Challenge," said R&B singer-songwriter Tarvoria. "I am thrilled to have this experience and love all my fans for their support."
"Each artist brought something different to the challenge so I was honored to be a part of it," said New Orleans rapper 3D Na'tee. "As an independent artist, knowing that my fans rallied behind me the way that they did was the best part- so I really want to thank them for voting for me each and every day!"
Muve Music's Monthly Artists Programs
Cricket strives to have a pulse on the digital music space, seeking out and discovering new and emerging talented artists. Previous Muve First featured artists now seeing success and climbing the charts include Big Sean, Miguel and New Boyz. Muve Music offers four monthly artists programs to promote artists and provide fans with an easy to use new music discovery service. Muve Headliner, Muve First, Muve Spotlight and Muve Icon programs feature established, up-and-coming, and classic artists from indies to major labels. During promotion periods, fans can expect to see music and exclusive commentary or links to video from artists featured in the service and called out with banners in Get Music. In the over 200 company owned stores, customers will experience artist videos and posters while shopping for new phones or services. Artists who are selected for the programs may also connect with fans online through exclusive interviews, live chats and tweets; or artists may come to Cricket stores to meet and greet with their fans.
How to get Muve Music
Muve Music, now included in Cricket's unlimited nationwide music, talk, text, and data rate plans1 at no additional cost, provides customers exclusive access to artist commentary, music and video through Muve Music's monthly artist programs. Customers can choose from millions of songs from major and indie labels.
Cricket offers Muve Music on a range of smartphones. Find the phones you want, the plans you need and the service you'll love at Cricket company-owned stores, online at www.mycricket.com and through select partner retail outlets.
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1 Muve Music® is currently only available on select Cricket Android smartphones