Music mogul Steve Stoute just launched United Masters, a music label pushing indie artists across many monetization streams. Backed by Alphabet, Andressen Horowitz and more to the tune of $70 million, United Masters will split the income gained from Spotify, YouTube and other new platforms. The kicker? The artists will keep their masters, which is the artistic equivalent of intellectual property. I'd argue that your IP is the most valuable thing you've got.
Big, sweeping changes often don't work. The stickiest ideas are small and, like tiny cracks, they eventually give way to the larger changes. It is why viral thoughts are often simple and a good campaign slogan can often pave the way to victory. Quotes do that for me - to the point where I became an entrepreneur just so I could create So Quotable, an app that collected quotes. Here is one quote that will change the framework of your priorities. If you don't prioritize your life, someone else will.
Put the phone down, not only to improve your productivity, but to actually boost your emotional intelligence. Science now back what others have argued: Too much device time actually lowers your sensitivity and overstimulates your emotions. The best part? You can begin to achieve a more balanced outlook by just unplugging and enjoying solitude for 15 minutes.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".