Haulix Weekly Update #44 – “Where were you last week?”

The final Friday of June has finally arrived, and I am willing to wager if you are reading this the afternoon it goes live that you have spent roughly 20-120 minutes staring at the office clock, waiting for the moment when five o’clock arrives. If so, go ahead and pat yourself on the back. You have just completed the final full week of the six month of 2014. You’re only a few short months from changing leaves, falling snow, turkeys, and that fictional fat guy who loves sliding down chimneys. What better reason to celebrate could you need?

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.

The past week at Haulix HQ has been filled with new feature testing and development. We are only a few short weeks past the launch of our Piracy Takedown service and already we have another new update to roll out to users. I don’t want to go too in-depth until the final offering is complete, but let’s just say that the act of contact organization and data gathering is about to be simplified. We should have more details next week.

On the blog end of things, life has been a little crazy. James, the guy who writes run this blog, fell ill near the end of last week and spent most of the last few days working at whatever odd hours of the day he found himself not drowsy or otherwise feeling lethargic from his recovery. That said, we did manage to finish the VERY FIRST HAULIX PODCAST! We also recorded and transcribe roughly half a dozen new features, all of which will run sometime during the month of July.

We know the work week can be demanding, so in case you missed any of the posts we featured in recent days we put together this handy list of links to easy catching up and review:

Rest In Peace: Moshing

Industry Spotlight: Chris Hansen (No Sleep Records)

Repeat After Me: I Will Not Pay To Play Shows

Blogger Spotlight: Kari Hana (15 Minute Media)

Blogger Spotlight: Christie Laabs and Sadie Q. (Hip In Detroit)

Music Industry Job Board (6/22/14)

Journalism Tips #20: ‘Making The Most Of Your Summer Festival Coverage’

Summer Tour Survival Tips From The Venetia Fair

How To Kill Your Band #10 – A Conversation With Hopesfall’s Adam Morgan (Part 2 of 2)

If you could ask a music lawyer anything, what would it be?

That’s all we have for now. There is a major holiday next week, but that will not impact the flow of content on this blog. We’ll see you tomorrow!

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.