Haulix Weekly Update #86 – “Part of this D-minus belongs to God”

Hello, everyone. Thank you for carving a little time out of your busy schedule to spend browsing our blog. We have been working incredibly hard to up the ante for all content produced, and in recent days I think we finally hit that goal. Before we get to all that, however, we want to share with you a song that has been on repeat all week long. Check it out:

Each and every weekend 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.

Development news:

We’ve said this before and we will say it again, so we might as well write it here as well. You already know the Haulix development team has been working hard to build a new version of our platform, and that our goal is to have a finished ‘2.0′ ready to go by the end of the calendar year. You also know that we believe this to be a process that will take a little time to show results, and that is why I have no new developments to share this week. Progress continues, and it always will, but until we have something substantial to relay we probably won’t share too many details. The wait will be worth it, though. We promise.

Blog news:

The last seven days have been pretty exciting for those of us working on the blog. It’s not that we created anything all that different or unique, but we did realize that we are less than two weeks away from celebrating two full years of content creation! In the time this blog has existed we have interviewed more than 200 industry professionals, written well over 150 advice columns for bands, launched a podcast, detailed how to get into music photography, and touched on a variety of industry topics and trends that we never imagined discussing when we first launched this effort back in 2013. You have stuck by our side through three separate redesigns, as well as days where our content was slow to post, and we cannot thank you enough for your dedication. Our goal is to make year three the best yet, and with your support I know that is a goal we can achieve.

In case you missed anything posted this week, here’s a list of links to help you catch up:

Passion, Criticism, and Music: Lessons Learned from an Evening with Jessica Hopper

Snapchat Reveals Its Next Marketing Trick: Music Videos

MUST WATCH: Season Finale of Metal Injection’s On the Record Explores Record Labels Versus DIY Culture

Advice: Things To Remember When Selling Merch This Summer

The Venetia Fair’s Summer Tour Survival Guide

Inside Music #34 – Jen Appel & Chrissy Borsellino (Catalyst PR)

What We Learned From Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” Marketing Campaign

Monday Motivation: Diamond Youth

Music Industry Job Board (5/16/15)

That is all the news and updates we have to share this week! Stop in over the weekend for a new job board, then again next week for a whole slew of content you won’t want to miss!




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.