Haulix Weekly Update #49: It’s A Jimmy Buffett Kind Of Day (Whatever That Means)

I was never that into the music of Jimmy Buffett, but my father spins his music every single week and I imagine he will continue to do so for the remainder of his life. When I was younger, I never understand what he heard that I could not. Now that I am older, however, I understand that Jimmy Buffet is the musical equivalent to Friday afternoon around 4:55 PM. He’s the kickoff to good times, and a sign that the weekend – not to mention all the freedom it holds – has arrived. Today, for my dad, I’m spinning Jimmy while writing this post. Feel free to join me:

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.

From a development point of view, the final week of July was spent refining our already proven platform and planning for the future. We cannot share any details regarding those discussions just yet, but we can tell you about something very important to us….

About a month ago we launched a new feature known as ‘Piracy Takedown.’ This service, which you can read about at length in this earlier blog post, crawls the web for pirated music and automatically issues DMCA Takedown notices on behalf of our clients. We’ve had nearly 100 records put through this system in the last month and the response has been overwhelming. If we were making a difference in the war against piracy before this feature, we’re not able to inflict serious damage against the unwanted spread of copyrighted materials online. The first album you upload is free, so take time this weekend and see what kind of difference we can make for you.

On the blog end of things, this week passed quicker than we can possibly begin to describe. We dug in deep on Monday, lining up a slew of new features, then spent the days that followed researching, crafting, and refining content that will run in the coming weeks. For now, you can catch up on everything you missed using the links below:

Journalism Tips #25 – ‘You Need To Have A Plan’

Music Industry Job Board (7/27/14)

An Introduction To Concert Photography – Part 4: Why It’s Never A Good Idea To Buy A Photo Pass

Using Merchandise To Make The Most Of The ‘Back To School’ Season

Industry Spotlight: Andrew West (The Noise Collective)

How Do I Attract The Attention of A Manager?

Industry Spotlight: Chris Seth Jackson (BamDing)

That’s all we have for this week. Come back tomorrow another ‘Journalism Tips’ and then again on Sunday for the first Job Board of the August. 


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.