Haulix Weekly Update #50 – You Are Now Entering A No Flex Zone

“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

I don’t know about your way of living, but I never question the words of a woman who once portrayed The Queen. Friday is here, and that means it’s time to let go of the week’s frustrations and embrace the freedom the weekend represents.

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.

Starting with the development side of things, we are currently taking steps to add a sixth media server to our platform. Our growth in 2014 has been overwhelming in the best possible way, so we’ve dedicated the last several weeks to refining our platform and planning for additional growth in the future. We’re ready for whatever the world brings our way, and in the months to come that will likely include a few additional development updates that I’ve been told I’m not allowed to share with the public just yet. Trust me, it’s coming. 

On the blog side of the company, the past several days have been littered with brainstorming sessions for future advice columns and over a dozen interviews. We know the past few weeks have been heavy with editorials, but in the months to come there will be a very large resurgence of Spotlight columns. We’re also bringing back our podcast, only this time with the kind of studio-quality audio you expect from such broadcasts. 

I know how busy the week was for us, so I can only imagine the type of work all of you had to complete before reaching this point. In case you missed any content we ran in recent days, use the links below to catch up:

How To Promote Online Voting Contests Without Annoying Your Fans

Creating A Band Bio That Everyone Will Appreciate

Success And Understanding Your Fans. Get Out Of Your Head and Into Theirs!

Sh*t Happens: A Lesson On What To Do When The Unexpected Occurs

Music Industry Job Board (8/3/2014)

That’s all we have for this week. Make sure you stop in tomorrow for a very special guest editorial, then again on Sunday to see the latest job openings.

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.