Haulix Weekly Update #56: Bands With Silly Names Often Produce Great Music

Hello again, everyone! Last week our Recap was delayed on account of our team being in Denver for Riot Fest, but this time around we are ready (on time) to deliver everything you need to know about the latest happenings at Haulix HQ. Before we get there however, I wanted to bring your attention to a great band with an incredibly silly name. Microwave, a group hailing from Georgia, recently released a killer new record that we cannot stop spinning around our office. They released a music video this week for one of our favorite tracks, which you can now view below:

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: Scheduled Maintenance

We will be performing general patch updates in all of our servers this Saturday, September 27, from 12:00PM to 4:00PM CST. There will be some minor downtime during the process and services will be unavailable.

Aside from the scheduled maintenance mentioned above, we honestly do not have many development updates to share this afternoon. After a summer spent refining our anti-piracy efforts, our dev team began concentrating their efforts on retooling how promos are created, which is a process that will likely take many weeks to complete in full. Our goal is to begin rolling out minor updates as they are finished, but at this point we have nothing new to share. I can say that customization is one of the big things we are working to improve upon, and hopefully I will be able to detail those efforts in the near future.

Though our travels delayed the flow of content on the blog ever so slightly, we made a lot of strides toward bringing you better, more in-depth coverage in recent days. It all started with Twitter, which lead us to land enough podcast guests to plan ‘Inside Music’ episodes through the beginning of November. We also conducted a slew of interviews, including BandsInTown, MerchBar, Dead Milkmen (!!!!), Tantric frontman Hugo, Jesea from Tragic Hero, and more. Not sure when all that content will run, but please know it’s on the way.

In case you missed anything this week, here is a list of all our recent posts:

Journalism Tips #29 – Why It’s Never A Good Idea to Forward Your Haulix Promos

Blogger Spotlight: Brandon Ringo (New Noise Magazine)

Should you promote your social media outlets in your emails?

Press Releases: Effective Marketing, Or A Waste Of Time?

Music Industry Job Board (9/21/14)

That’s all we have this week. Spend some time with Microwave, then click over to Twitter and give us a follow. We’ll talk to you soon!


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.