John Sippel, a Billboard reporter and editor for 25 years and was the last known link to the magazine when it was called The Billboard in the 1940s and 1950s, passed away Jan. 6 from natural causes in Hilton Head, S.C. He was 97. Sippel had a varied and stellar career at the publication, spread over three different stints beginning in 1945 and ending in 1986. When not at Billboard, he worked for Mercury Records (from 1951-1957 and 1965-1971) and for Monument Records (from 1961-1964.)
Atlas Music has entered into an agreement with Mushroom Music Publishing to serve as its sub-publisher for Australia and New Zealand. The Atlas catalog, to be administered by Mushroom in those territories includes songs by Van Halen, Counting Crows, John Legend and Toby Gad, among others.
The Universal Music Publishing Group has expanded its agreement to handle Disney Music Publishing to administering the latter's catalog in the United Kingdom, Ireland, continental Europe, as well as Israel and countries in Africa and the Caribbean. Previously, UMPG handled and retains Disney Music Publishing in Southeast Asia, and many territories in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East and the Caribbean.
Music publishers and most songwriters got another gift today with legislation introduced into Congress that, if enacted, could result in fairer royalty rates; and create a blanket mechanical license. But not all songwriters are happy with the proposed law: https://t.co/bnVUBFzere
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".