Michael Corcoran doesn't love music. Not in the drooling, dogmatic, hero-worshipping sense that sequences the DNA of most critics. Rather, his reverence manifests for characters, stories, and cultural consequences surrounding the art form. The veteran Austinite's post-retirement transition from pundit to historian peaks with a majorly expanded and beautified version of his 2005 book All Over the Map: True Heroes of Texas Music.
1. Before you sign a record deal, look up the word “recoupable” in the dictionary. 2. Rock critics don’t sell records, they only sell them back. 3. Your manager’s not helping you. Fire him or her. Same with your publicist. 4. No one cares that you have a Web site. 5. When you talk on stage, you are never funny. 7. Instead of handing someone a CD why don’t you just give them a used Kleenex? It’ll be just as welcome. 8.
The Congressional Budget Office released its analysis (5/24/17) of the GOP’s Obamacare repeal, and the takeaway was that a staggering 23 million Americans would lose their insurance under the law. Well, this was the takeaway for most media outlets, anyway, as they announced the results on Twitter. The New York Times (5/24/17), Washington Post (5/24/17) and Associated Press (5/24/17)—along with virtually every other news organization—cited this fact when they tweeted the breaking news.
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".