Haulix Weekly Update #38 – “Lana Del Rey Is The Soundtrack To Our Day”

Hello, everyone. If you are reading this post the day it goes live then you are no doubt trying your hardest to look busy while slacking off in the final hours before the weekend arrives. That’s fine with us, but if you get caught just don’t go pointing the finger in our direction. Should you get fired however, we do have a job board ready and waiting to help you find a new career in music.

Each and every Friday we like to take a brief break from our regularly scheduled programming to update and reflect on everything happening at Haulix HQ. We are far more than a music blog, as many of you already know, and posts like this give us an opportunity to share more our efforts with all of you. If you have any questions about the content of this post, or if you are interested in learning more about the secure music distribution services offered by Haulix, please email james@haulix.com and share your thoughts. We can also be found on Twitter and Facebook.


This week’s biggest announcement is really only a pre-cursor to what we hope will be a much larger unveiling in the near future. As many of you already know, we have spent the past several weeks prepping a new tool that will automate the process of issuing DMCA Takedown Notices to blogs and other sites illegally sharing music serviced through Haulix. This week we completed the initial setup stages and we will soon commence testing. As soon as we make sure everything is fully functional we’ll roll the completed product out to you, our clients. 

On the blog end of things, we first want to give a special thanks to everyone who reached out to editor James and asked about his health. He is not quite back to normal, but definitely on his way to being his typical overworked self in no time at all. He worked on over a dozen new interviews this week, as well as several new features. The biggest of those, our upcoming ‘Ask A Lawyer’ segment, will debut at the beginning of June. 

If you missed any post this week then you should probably take a few minutes and catch up with our content using the links below. We are usually pretty proud of the work we do, but the past few days have felt a little extra special. Click around and see if you agree:

That is all we have for this afternoon. We will return tomorrow with an all-new Journalism Tips segment, so please check our Twitter for update. Have a great weekend, everyone!

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.