The much-maligned Starfest, a two-day "pop-up" festival that boasts Lil Wayne as an unconfirmed headliner for its first-ever edition, suffered a major setback Thursday (Aug. 17) after officials with the city of Plano, Texas announced they were ending the contract between the event's promoter and a city-owned venue. Despite the setback, organizers say the event is still on and will take place at a new, yet-to-be determined location.
APA has hired Ralph James and Jack Ross to run a new Canada office for the company, Jim Gosnell, president and CEO of APA, and Steve Martin, EVP/Partner and head of worldwide music announced Thursday (Aug. 17). “It’s an honor to be in business with such accomplished and respected industry vets as Ralph and Jack,” a joint statement reads.
Country Music icon Alan Jackson has signed with WME for representation in all areas, including music, television, and endorsements. He was previously represented by CAA. The change comes as Jackson prepares to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame this year. Widely regarded as one of the most decorated singer-songwriters of all time, Jackson has sold nearly 60-million albums since 1990.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".