One of the few objective measures in music is how many people are buying / streaming your music. In Starley’s case, it’s just half a billion. Her monster-hit ‘Call on Me’ has been all over the radio, TV, festivals, and dancefloors this year. Even your nan probs sings along to it. Yet – just two years ago, Starley nearly gave it all up. It’s hard to fathom, as I sit with her backstage at Manchester Academy, pre her support set with Clean Bandit on their UK tour.
He’s one of the 21st centuries musical greats. Responsible for basically 47.3% of the pop hits you’ve heard this past few years, whether that be cos he wrote them, sang them, produced them, or had anything to do with them. He’s a certified musical genius, and he’s about to drop one of his most important projects. As I walk into Ty’s press office for the day, I’m already hit with his larger than life character. Which somehow manages to be extremely relaxed, yet massively confident at the same time.
10 million Twitter followers. 3x platinum albums. A legion of dedicated fans. It’s a massive understatement to say that J Cole is important to a lot of people. I want to share a personal narrative. One that is quite literally personal to me. And then the narrative of other J Cole fans. Creatives. Musicians. People who have been affected and / or influenced for the better by J. Mine’s a bit of a cliche start, which is reflected by an emotion feel during J’s Nottingham show.
Apologies to anyone I haven't got back to this week. I'm suffering from legit the worse physical pain I've ever felt, so really struggling to concentrate. Will respond as soon as my brain is working again. x
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
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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".