Haulix Weekly Update #89 – “Can’t this town go one day without a riot?”

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 really outdid ourselves. 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:

Progress continues on the complete Haulix overhaul we began teasing at the beginning of the year. Most of what we have accomplished thus far involves the backend of the site, which is the reason we haven’t offered many details as to what exactly we have been doing. We like being transparent, but there is a certain amount of necessary magic in what we do that we want to retain. Hopefully you understand.

One thing we did focus on this week that we can talk about here is security. Keeping music secure online is no simple matter, and every week we hear of a new way people in the industry are being targeted by those hoping to leak music. We are doing everything in our power to up our own security measures, but it’s incredibly important you up your own security as well. Google and Facebook allow for a 2-step verification process whenever someone sings into your accounts, and we highly recommend taking advantage of that capability. Also, never use the same password for every login, and make sure you change your passwords at least two or three times a year. We recommend at least once a season, but the more frequent the better.

Blog news:

This blog turned two-years-old earlier this week! Hard to believe, isn’t it? We had no idea what would happen when we launched this page back in 2013, nor could we have anticipated what a vital part of marketing it would become in the years since launch. We still struggle with grammar and spelling from time to time, but overall we like to think this little corner of the net has become something special, and we hope to continue developing our efforts in the years ahead. We cannot thank you enough for your support up to this point, but know in it has meant the world to us. 

If you missed anything this week, here’s a set of links to help you catch up in a hurry:

Never Underestimate The Power Of Bad Songs

How To Your Apple Music Connect Profile

Editorial: Why I Still Buy Music

Advice: Write Good Music

It’s Our Birthday (Or Something Like It)

Six Types Of Artists Publicists Will Never Work With

Inside Music Podcast #37: Dawson Scholz (Ongoing Concept)

Apple Music (Worldwide Ad)

What Makes Apple Music So Special?

The Unspoken Rules of the Band T-Shirt

Monday Motivation: Sorority Noise

Music Industry Job Board (6/7/15)

Wow. We didn’t realize how much content we had shared this week until we compiled this list. We told you we were working to up our output, but that doesn’t really matter unless we maintain (or better yet, improve) the quality of our content. Have we done a good job? Let us know.

That’s all we have this week. Stop in over the weekend for a new job board, then keep an eye out for a slew of new interviews and advice columns starting at the top of next week. Until then, have a great time away from school and/or the office that keeps you prisoner during the week. We’ll talk 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.