MANDY: I have come across ignorant people throughout my life, not just in the music industry. I have been lucky enough, when working at other studios throughout my career, to feel empowered by my bosses to not accept any prejudices. When I first started it was very rare to work with a female producer or engineer. I'm really enjoying the current climate in the industry working with so many talented young female producers and engineers.
Toronto-based composer and singer Lydia Ainsworth released her gorgeous new album of massive-sounding electronic pop songs, Darling of the Afterglow this summer on Arbitus Records. While in Japan on her Afterglow tour, Lydia spent a day in a nature reserve, where she shot and directed a video for one of the record's standouts, "Open Doors."
This summer I talked to breakout author Jenny Zhang about her debut story collection Sour Heart and found out we're kind of kindred spirits. She was a shy New York older sister, like me, and she has no issue talking about bodily functions. Right off the bat, she's writing about pooping and eczema. Each chapter is about a different young Asian-American girl, and there's no shying away from the way girls' bodies work, or their freaked out puberty minds, for that matter.
DID YOU KNOW that @bjork's Utopia was made mostly by women?! i spoke with the album's engineers about how crazy inspiring and affirming that was, and why that atmosphere made the music so good https://t.co/sIcaEWz5Tn
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".