When Universal Studios unveiled its latest theme park, Volcano Bay in Orlando, Florida, last year it rumbled into life with a soundtrack overseen by Auckland musician and producer Matt Smith. He's had a busy start to 2018 with new releases on his record label AAA Records. What are you plugging right now? We're still working on the Troy Kingi Sophomore album, Shake That Skinny Ass All The Way to Zygertron, which we love. Its gaining critical acclaim and the feedback from fans is really humbling.
Lydia Zanetti is the festival director of Auckland Fringe, which features 86 unique events playing at 50 venues Auckland-wide from February 20 to March 4. What are you plugging right now? An arts festival of the strange, the wonderful, the unique, the unexpected. It features Roman centurions, a personalised boat trip, virtuoso violin concerts and much, much more from artists from around New Zealand and overseas. AKA Auckland Fringe - which runs region wide from the 20th Feb - 4th March.
We wanted to do something a little different for this special feature, so rather than interviewing and rewording this story, we’re bringing it straight to you from the owner himself. Here’s the tale of how Brian Hill’s ’89 Chevy truck “Engineered To Win” came to be. This was not just one man’s journey to build the “perfect” truck but a team effort that took truck loads of patience, dedication, and perseverance—but as you can see here, the end result was worth the wait!
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".