The Decemberists could have been contenders. The King Is Dead, the quintet’s third major-label album and sixth overall, debuted at no. 1 on the Billboard pop album charts upon its release in January of 2011. The album’s first single, “Down by the Water,” was nominated for a Grammy. These five Oregon misfits might have become another U2 or R.E.M., a guitar-based rock band defying the climate of a microchip era to become superstars.
Tim O'Brien wouldn't have been as convincing an Appalachian string band musician had he not grown up in West Virginia, but he wouldn't have accomplished as much if he hadn't left the state at age 19. Such are the complications of home and music.O'Brien will be forever associated with Colorado. That's where he founded the new-grass band Hot Rize in 1978.
Music history is worth arguing about. Not just for the sheer sport of it, but also because these disputes can determine which artists from each generation will be heard by future generations. Whether they take place in the pages of major daily papers, on the beanbags of a Midwestern dorm room, in the peer-reviewed monographs of an academic journal, at the back table of a yeast-drenched ballroom or in the liner notes of a box set, the debates can lift some reputations and sink others.
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".