Cinsay and the Recording Artists Guild Announce Winners to Perform at R2RLIVE Music Event at SXSW

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The Recording Artists Guild and Cinsay are excited to announce the winners of the R2RLIVE music talent contest for March 16th at SXSW. The ‘Rags to Riches’ music event will now include breakout artists, pop-rocker, Zoe Ann and hip hop group, The Bodega Brovas.

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After several weeks of competition between dozens of RAG members, two gifted and upcoming artists have emerged as winners and will perform onstage at the R2RLIVE event.

The Recording Artists Guild and Cinsay are excited to announce winners for the live music event (R2RLIVE.COM) hosted during the South By Southwest Music Festival on March 16th at Brush Square Park.

After several weeks of competition between dozens of RAG members, two gifted and upcoming artists have emerged as winners and will perform onstage at the R2RLIVE event.

“Congratulations to Zoe Ann and the Bodega Brovas for winning the R2RLIVE talent music event. We look forward to a big and promising future for these two artistic groups,” said Byron Booker, CEO of The Recording Artists Guild. Zoe Ann tweeted to fans the moment she learned about winning: “I am so excited to tell you that I #Won the RAGWORLD Cinsay #SXSW stage! Thanks so much for all your help on this guys! #R2RLIVE #MYCINSAY #AWESOME.”

“This is a great example of how unknown artists can leverage technology like Cinsay’s Smart Store™ platform to showcase their music, find new a fan base and instantly sell songs and merchandise to build their music business with very little investment”, said Christian Briggs, Founder and CEO of Cinsay.

The event will be hosted live and online employing Cinsay’s patented Smart Store™ technology where viewers will have the opportunity to shop for hundreds of unique and branded items while watching the live webcast from the web or mobile devices. Also, viewers will be able to share the eConcert with friends via Facebook and twitter while adding their own comments.

The ‘Rags 2 Riches’ event at Brush Square Park is open to credentialed SXSW ticket holders and the press. Gates open at 1:00 PM CST at the Brush Square Park venue in downtown Austin. Performances also begin at 1:00 PM and end at around 8:00 PM. Over 12 musical artists will perform sets during the live video stream. The event will feature special guests, DJs, SXSW celebrity interviews from 2013 film and interactive sessions and the Cinsay 'RAGs 2 Riches' music contest.

Registration to attend the event and watch online is open at R2RLIVE.COM. Follow news and updates about the event by registering at the R2RLIVE page and via Twitter hashtag #R2RLIVE.

WHAT: Cinsay/RAG: Rags 2 Riches Live Music Event
WHERE: Brush Square Park, 409 E. 5th Street, Austin, Texas 78701
WHEN: March 16, 2013 @ SXSW – 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM CST.
COST: Free to credentialed SXSW badge holders, invited guests and music wristband holders.
ONLINE: http://www.R2RLive.com

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