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Cricket Announces New Music and Artist Commentary in July on Muve Music

June 26, 2013

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~ Features Muve Headliners Wale, Ciara and Muve First Artist Jillette Johnson SAN DIEGO, June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cricket Communications today announced its Muve Music featured artists for the month of July. As part of its Monthly Artist Programs, Muve Music customers can access new music from Muve Headliner Artist Wale, Muve Headliner Artist Ciara, and Muve First Artist Jillette Johnson. In addition to instant access to new music, Muve Music customers can enter to win commemorative prizes from Wale and Ciara by downloading tracks from their new albums. To create a more personal experience for her fans on Muve Music, Jillette Johnson recorded commentary about her inspiration for her debut album, Water in a Whale.

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Muve Headliner Artist Wale and MMG/Atlantic worked closely with Muve Music to launch Wale's album The Gifted, available now on Muve Music and everywhere. Download Wale's songs "Bad" and "Love Hate Thing" or any song from The Gifted before July 31, 2013 to be entered to win a personal phone call from Wale himself. Check out MyCricket.com for more information about the contest.

Muve Headliner Artist Ciara and Epic Records joined forces with Muve Music to launch Ciara's new self-titled album, Ciara, available on Muve Music and in wide release starting July 9. Muve Music customers can download tracks from Ciara such as "Body Party" and "I'm Out Feat. Nicki Minaj" or any song from Ciara before July 22, 2013 to be entered to win a prize pack from Ciara including signed CDs, posters, tee shirts and other prizes. Check out MyCricket.com for more information about the contest.

Muve First Artist Jillette Johnson and Wind-up Records teamed up with Muve Music to launch her first studio album Water in a Whale, available now on Muve Music and also in wide release. Also on Muve Music starting July 2, Jillette Johnson recorded special commentary about her album and inspiration for songs like "Cameron" and "Torpedo."

"I met the lovely people at Muve Music a couple of years ago at South by Southwest in Austin, and, since then, they've become my allies and my friends. I'm very lucky to have them on my side. If you're a new artist, pay attention to the relationships you build along the way. Real, passionate people make all the difference," said Jillette Johnson.

"We are very excited that Jillette Johnson was selected by Muve Music for their Muve First program in July," said Christopher Graham, vice president of Digital Strategy & Sales for Wind-up Records. Muve Music has been an important partner to us for all of our releases and their excitement over Jillette's debut album and her songwriting talent is a testament to their success."

Play Wale, Ciara, Jillette Johnson on Muve Music, and for the latest information about Muve Music from Cricket, Monthly Artist Programs, featured artists and mobile wireless news, follow www.twitter.com/cricketnation and www.facebook.com/cricketwireless.

How to get Muve Music

Muve Music is included in Cricket's unlimited nationwide music, talk, text, and data rate plans[1] at no additional cost. Cricket offers Muve Music on a range of smartphones. Starting at $45 per month, Muve Music is included in Cricket's 3G or 4G LTE unlimited nationwide talk, text, and data plus music plans[2]. 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.

About Cricket

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(R) - 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] Muve Music(R) is currently only available on select Cricket Android smartphones

[2] When signed up for Automatic Bill Pay.

SOURCE Cricket Communications, Inc.

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