She wrote it in a hotel room in Dallas on tour with American superstar D’Angelo two years ago. And that tour was one of many “pinch-me” episodes in an emerging career that has finally led up to the release of her debut record. “That vocal riff was a voice memo in my phone,” the 27-year-old recalls in the spacious surrounds of the EMI record label’s Sydney offices. “So I just found it. I usually just go through my phone to see what’s on there, and I was like, oh, I like that.
IT WILL BE SPLENDIDLast time Airling, aka Hannah Shepherd, played Splendour in the Grass she found herself in a panic over technical difficulties. But this time, when she performs in Byron Bay this weekend, everything will be sweet. “One of our instruments wasn’t working 10 minutes before we went on stage,” she recalls. “I was this little person with pink hair out the back crying and Jo (Syme) from Big Scary was like ‘you’ve got to do it’.
Sarah Blasko is nervous. In a good way. The singer-songwriter is about to embark on her first solo tour — that means just her and her instruments and several hundred people in the audience. “I do see the humour in the fact that I’m a solo artist who hasn’t done her own solo tour before,” she says on the phone from Sydney, where she lives, “but it feels funny to have these very different nerves at this point in my career.
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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".