Our Editor in Chief dug deep into his Grammy crystal ball—and even deeper into his stash—to deliver his predictions for the Top Four Grammy categories. Feel free to play along at home, but pace yourself on the weed. Lenny is a professional. Childish Gambino, “Redbone”: This is my personal favorite—the most interesting and unique single of the year. It’s a brilliant throwback to the psychedelic funk/R&B of the early ’70s, mixed with a healthy dollop of Prince.
THINGS THAT MAKE US GO HMMMMHere’s a fresh batch of music-biz topics so interesting that they’re interrupting our naptime. The Secret Committee: The Grammys are us, so how they represent the industry to the wider world is a major concern for every one of us. The existence of a shadowy group in the middle of the process that has no obligation to explain its choices raises some serious issues.
Your favorite Grammy nerds were up at the crack of dawn to pore over the nominations list for the 60th annual Grammy Awards. Bleary-eyed and opinionated, they got on the horn to compare notes. Let's listen in...Paul: I was floored that Ed Sheeran was passed over for Album, Record and Song of the Year. Lenny: That seems to be the general consensus—that he’s the one who got whacked the most.
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".