Haulix Weekly Update #28 – Less Than Three Weeks Until Spring

Hello, everyone. Congratulations on making it to the end of another work week with your sanity and happiness (hopefully) still in tact. We like to use Friday afternoons as a time to decompress and reflect on the efforts made in recent days, which is why this recap was brought into existence. Thank you for joining us.

The purpose of this blog is to inform, entertain, and inspire both current and future generations of music industry professionals. We want to have a good time as much as anyone else, but before we do that there is a lot of hard work that needs to be done if we are going to move this industry forward. Our hope is that this blog can serve as starting point for the bigger conversations that need to take place throughout the music business, and we want to encourage everyone with an opinion they’d like to share to join us in our efforts. If you have any questions regarding the content of this blog, or if you would like to learn more information about the services offered by Haulix, please email james@haulix.com and share your thoughts. We can also be found on Twitter and Facebook.

It is pretty hard to believe February has already come to an end. It seems like just last week we were celebrating the start of a new year, but in fact we are only twenty days away from the beginning of spring. Time flies. 

Looking back on the month as a whole, we’re proud to say we have made a lot of progress towards further refining our distribution software. In recent weeks we launched our mobile platform for journalists, bettered our email system for clients, and began taking steps toward a new round of major updates that we feel may be even better than the ones we just released. We can’t share any details on that, of course, but we will say that March is a new month and the possibilities for our future are endless. 

On the blog end of things, February has proven to be our busiest month to date. We extended our coverage to seven days a week, launched two brand new recurring columns, and interview more than two dozen music industry professionals. If you’ve been busy in recent days, here is a quick rundown of the content posted in the last week:

Blogger Spotlight: Byron Flitsch (MTV Buzzworthy)

Industry Spotlight: Kim Kelly

5 New Tips For DIY Artists

Blogger Spotlight: Daniel Gallegos (Dread Music Review)

Music Industry Job Board (2/23/14)

Journalism Tips #3 – ‘Networking’

Looking ahead, we’re pretty confident March will be our craziest month ever. Updates are planned, as well as the debut of at least one new mini-series on the blog. For now though, we want to wish you a safe and relaxing weekend. We’ll be back tomorrow with a new ‘Journalism Tips,’ followed by the latest ‘Job Board’ openings on Sunday.

James Shotwell

James Shotwell is the Director of Customer Engagement at Haulix and host of the company's podcast, Inside Music. He is also a public speaker known for promoting careers in the entertainment industry, as well as an entertainment journalist with over a decade of experience. His bylines include Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, Substream Magazine, Nu Sound, and Under The Gun Review, among other popular outlets.