SAN DIEGO, Feb. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cricket Communications today announced exclusive content and its March featured artists as part its monthly Muve artist programs. Beginning on March 1st, Muve Music customers can get exclusive content and new music from featured artists, including Macklemore & Ryan Lewis who have the number one track in the US on Billboard's HOT 100 list(1).
As part of its monthly featured artist programs, Muve Music showcases new music from established Muve Headliners and up-and-coming Muve First artists from a variety of genres. During the month of March, Cricket is pleased to showcase Regional Mexican recording artists Calibre 50 as the Muve Headliner artist as well as the following Muve First artists: The Virginmarys, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Tegan & Sara and Atlas Genius. Muve Music's Muve First Artists will also be visiting Muve Music's tradeshow booth and other Cricket activations at the South by Southwest (SXSW®) Music Conferences and Festivals in Austin, Texas, providing exclusive music and interviews to Muve Music customers in person or via live stream for those who are not in attendance.
Muve Headliner Featured Artist Calibre 50 and Universal Latin Entertainment joined forces with Muve Music to launch their newest studio album, LA RECOMPENSA. The Latin music album also includes an exclusive track from the band only available to Muve Music subscribers entitled, "Y Te Amo Tanto." Calibre 50 is one of the latest Regional Mexican groups to breakthrough in both the U.S. and Mexico. For more information about Calibre 50, visit their website at http://www.calibre50.com.mx.
Muve First Featured Artist The Virginmarys and Wind-Up Records partnered with Muve Music to kick-off their new album KING OF CONFLICT which is live now on Muve Music. "It's really cool to be part of the Muve Music First promo and be invited to play at their event this year at SXSW," said The Virginmarys. "They have exciting ideas to get music out there and that's cool with us!'' During the month of March, the Muve Music user who plays songs from the KING OF CONFLICT album the most will win a signed guitar from the band. For more information about the contest, go to http://www.mycricketnation.com/community. For more information about The Virginmarys, visit their website at http://www.thevirginmarys.com/.
Muve First Featured Artist Macklemore & Ryan Lewis partnered with Muve Music to launch their debut album THE HEIST. The emerging Hip-Hop group is known for their number one song on Billboard's HOT 100 list, "Thrift Shop." For more information about Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, go to their website at http://macklemore.com/.
Muve First Featured Artist Tegan & Sara and Warner Bros. Records joined forces with Muve Music to release their current album HEARTTHROB, which is now live on Muve Music. Muve Music customers have exclusive access to "Closer (Apparent Motion remix)," starting March 1st. For more information about Tegan & Sara, go to the website at http://www.teganandsara.com/.
Muve First Featured Artist Atlas Genius and Warner Bros. Records teamed up with Muve Music to present their hot new album, WHEN IT WAS NOW. Their album is now live on the Muve Music service with an exclusive bonus track, "Symptoms (Crown City Acoustic)." For more information about Atlas Genius, go to their website at http://www.atlasgenius.com/.
How to get Muve Music
Muve Music is included in Cricket's unlimited nationwide music, talk, text, and data rate plans(2) at no additional cost. Cricket offers Muve Music on a range of smartphones, including the recent addition of the HTC One SV. Starting at $50 per month, Muve Music is included in Cricket's 3G or 4G LTE unlimited nationwide talk, text, and data plus music plans. Muve Monthly Artist Programs such as Muve Headliner, Muve First, Muve Spotlight and Muve Icon were designed to promote music discovery and new music from up-and-coming and established artists.
Cricket is the pioneer and leader in delivering innovative value-rich prepaid wireless services with no long-term contracts. Cricket offers nationwide wireless voice and mobile data services over high-quality, all-digital 4G LTE and 3G CDMA wireless networks. Cricket's innovative products and services, including the award-winning Muve Music® - the first music service designed for a wireless phone, are available nationwide at Cricket branded retail stores, dealers, national retailers and at www.mycricket.com. For more information about Cricket, please visit www.mycricket.com.
(1) As of February 13, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis top Billboard's Hot 100 list four weeks in a row
(2) Muve Music® is currently only available on select Cricket Android smartphones
SOURCE Cricket Communications