Haulix Weekly Update #40: “Oh, How Time Flies!”

“I have never in my life found myself in a situation where I’ve stopped work and said, ‘Thank God it’s Friday.’ But weekends are special even if your schedule is all over the place. Something tells you the weekend has arrived and you can indulge yourself a bit.” – Helen Mirren

Hello and welcome to the final Haulix update of the work week. Whether you relate to The Queen’s feelings about Fiday or not, there is something universally true about the wonderful sense of allowed indulgence the weekend presents. Consider this particularly weekend includes a holiday in the states, the above quote could not be more fitting than it is right now. We are just hours away from the five o’clock hour while crafting this post and we thank you for taking a few minutes from your avoidance of afternoon labor to spend with us.

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.

REMINDER: We will be performing general patch updates in all of our servers this Saturday, May 24, from12:00PM to 4:00PM CST. There will be some minor downtime during the process and services will be unavailable. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at support@haulix.zendesk.com.

Another work week is finally coming to a close, and as always our team is hard work on the future of anti-piracy efforts. Our testing for Toppletrack integration continues, with plans already being set for the evolutionary steps that will follow. We feel confident that the year ahead will see some of the biggest and best updates in our history, and we look forward to working with all of you to further develop the future of this industry we all love.

Speaking of years, next week marks the one year anniversary of this blog’s birth. When we started we had only a few ideas on how to engage the industry, and now that we’ve logged more than 250 updates we feel like we have a much better understanding of the business we exist within. More importantly, we like to believe we have also made a difference in the lives of readers through our interviews, advice, and job board postings. We have a lot of ideas for the future that will see expanding our messaging beyond this blog, but we will always make it a point to create content for this outlet as well. The columns you love will continue and new features will be presented. This blog exists to help you as much as it does to aide us in promoting our platform, and we want your assistance in planning its future content. We say this a lot, but if you have any questions about the content of a post, or if you have an idea for a future column, please email james@haulix.com and share your thoughts. We can also be found on Twitter and Facebook.

In case you missed anything in recent days, here is a rundown of the week’s content:

Industry Spotlight: Derek ‘Sknk’ Scancarelli

An Introduction To Concert Photography – Part 3: How To Shoot DIY Punk Venues

Industry Spotlight: Natalie Camillo (Adrenaline PR)

How Independent Artists Use Haulix

Music Industry Job Board (5/18/14)

Journalism Tips #15: ‘How To Spend Your Summer Vacation’

That is all we have for this work week. A new ‘Journalism Tips’ will go live tomorrow, with additional columns running Sunday and Monday. 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.