SAN DIEGO, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cricket Communications today announced the selection of nine finalists for its Muve Music Social Media Correspondent Challenge, co-sponsored by HTC. The fan selected final three will win a trip to one of the most popular Music Festivals and Tradeshows of the year in Austin, Texas. To find the ultimate music fans, Cricket and Muve Music partnered with three lifestyle, culture and music blogs: Brooklyn Vegan (Pop/Rock), The Smoking Section (Hip-Hop/R&B), and Remezcla (Latin). To help fans decide who are the best social correspondents for the job, six finalists will post a playlist, an album review and a video interview to Cricket's Facebook page and three contestants will post the same information on Cricket's MiCricket.com Facebook page where fans can vote on their favorite. Fan voting starts February 21 and runs through March 1st.
With coast to coast representation and a wide range of music interests, the reporting will be as interesting and varied as the fans themselves. The finalists are from Los Angeles, New York, Norton (MA), Atlanta, Minnesota, Miami, Louisiana and Charlotte (NC). They're listening to a variety of artists including Black Keys, Skrillex, Drake, Frank Ocean, Bob Marley, Billy Joel, Miguel, J. Cole, Radiohead, Bon Iver, Muve First artist ZZ Ward, Destiny's Child, No Doubt, Lila Downs, Mana, Ana Tijoux, 3BallMTY and more.
In addition to the trip, all three winners will receive an HTC One SV loaded with Muve Music to help them capture stories and report about one of the most talked about new music experiences in the world. Social correspondents will be asked to visit the tradeshow and report on the action inside the convention center such as the Muve Music booth as well as events outside of and around the convention center such as concerts and blogger showcases.
How to get Muve Music
Muve Music is included in Cricket's unlimited nationwide music, talk, text, and data rate plans 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 Music customers get unlimited full track downloads, ringtones and ringback tones all for one low monthly rate plan, they will never pay per song and the music service is built in to Cricket's no contract rate plans- so the music is free.
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.
 Muve Music® is currently only available on select Cricket Android smartphones
SOURCE Cricket Communications