You just can’t keep country music away from pop these days. Take this weekend in Ocean Springs, for example. At the Mississippi Songwriter’s Festival, featuring dozens of mostly country songwriters, Brett McLaughlin’s pop voice broke through. He’s written for people you may have heard of Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Joe Jonas’ DNCE, Daya, Troye Sivan, Sabrina Carpenter, Rachel Platten and Andy Grammer. Plus his own song, “Mattress” released in July, has been streamed online almost 4 million times.
The Mississippi Coast is already on track to have one of the rainiest years ever, and more is on the way as a tropical system nears the Gulf Coast. Tropical Depression Harvey is expected to reach either tropical storm or category 1 hurricane status before it makes landfall in Texas this weekend, the National Hurricane Center advises. The bad news is the storm is expected to slow down —and could stall — once it reaches land, dumping heavy rains along the Gulf Coast and causing flooding.
It’s officially time to keep an eye on the tropics as we enter the heart of hurricane season. Three organized storm systems are swirling off the coast of Africa, and they have a straight shot across the Atlantic Ocean during this time of year. If conditions are favorable, a hurricane could be churning in the Gulf of Mexico within weeks. That excludes Hurricane Gert, which is on its way to the great beyond and poses no threat to the United States.
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".