Haulix Weekly Update #46 – 2 Big Announcements!

“When there’s no more room in hell, the dead will walk the Earth. When there’s no more time on the clock, the workers will run free. It’s Friday. Be free.” – Anonymous

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.

THIS WEEK HAS BEEN INSANE! We have a lot to cover, so go ahead and strap yourself in. We’re about to dive deep into the world of Haulix HQ.

First up, on Tuesday we were finally able to release our long-awaiting first promotional video. This fully animated clip, which can be viewed below, explains who we are and what we do to help press and record labels alike in less than 2 minutes. We have already placed the video on our official website and will continue promoting it through various channels in the weeks ahead. Check it out and let us know your thoughts:

After the video was live and circulating around the web we turned our full attention to the second big reveal of the week: The Haulix Profile System.

Yes, you read that right. After months of requests from we have launched a new profile system that not only allows members of the press to see what labels have them listed as a contact, but it also gives them the power to control what email addresses they are contacted at and who can contact them. When a member of the press changes their information that data is then updated on the contact page for every label that has that person listed as a contact.

To access the Profile screen, you must first access a Haulix promo. Once on that page, click the ‘Promos’ button at the top of the screen.

Next, enter your 4-digit code. If you do not have one, or if you think you may have forgotten yours, click the help button located below ‘Submit’ and you will be sent instructions on how to reset this part of your Haulix experience.

On the ‘Promos’ screen, click the ‘Profile’ button in the top left corner of the page. There may be red lettering that says ‘NEW’ next to the button.

Welcome to the ‘Profile’ page! Here you can reset your 4-digit passcode, verify alternate emails, and view a complete list of every label that has named you as a contact. All verifications require email confirmation, but those confirmation emails are sent immediately after each request is made. Unsubscribing, however, is immediate. [Emails omitted for privacy]

We will feature a more in depth run down of this feature in the days ahead. For now, click around and become acquainted with our latest tool. If you have any question, just email james@haulix.com and we’ll do our best to assist you.

OKAY – onto the blog.

It seems a little silly to talk about the blog at length after every thing we discussed above, but it has been a pretty big weak for this little site as well. We launched our first-ever podcast on Monday, and in the days that followed featured 2 one-of-a-kind artist interviews that we are continuing to receive positive feedback for, not to mention the Advice column that also ran this week. You can view a full list of all our content, or at least the pieces that ran this week, below:

The Filth and the Fetish: A Conversation With William Control

5 Things I Learned While Pressing My Label’s First Vinyl Release

High Times: A Conversation With Cannabis Corpse Vocalist Landphil

Haulix Presents: Inside Music (The Podcast)

Music Industry Job Board (7/6/14)

Why I Write About Music

That’s all we have for now. Come back tomorrow for a brand new edition of Journalism Tips.

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.