MUSIC is strewn with acrimonious splits, which makes Nick Hodgson’s departure from Kaiser Chiefs in 2012 possibly one of the most amicable on record. The Leeds outfit’s erstwhile drummer and co-songwriter neither slagged off nor was slagged off by his former bandmates; they’re all still apparently friends and occasional collaborators, and his reason for seeking the door was simply that he wanted to spend less time touring and more in the studio.
NEW England singer-songwriter Merrill Garbus seems to be on a mission to prove that dissatisfaction can be something to dance to. Her fourth album is the most overt stab at mass communication yet from an artist who clearly feels she has plenty to communicate to the masses. And considering its overriding theme is how much of a mess the world’s in, it’s remarkably proficient at getting its groove on.
A LIGHT was shone on The Smiths’ songwriting process once when Johnny Marr lamented how he would send some of his proudest guitar work to Morrissey for lyrics, and cringe when these songs came back called things like Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others. The mind boggles at what he’d have thought if they’d had titles like those on Moz’s first album in three years. But don’t worry, you’ll soon forget about Low In High School’s tracklisting. Just not for happy reasons.
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".