Haulix Weekly Update #91 – “I see you’ve played knifey-spoony before.”

It doesn’t take more than a passing glance at a thermostat to confirm summer has arrived. You probably feel that quick flash of sweat each morning when you’re traveling from your home to your place of employment each day, right as you’re opening your favorite weather app to see just how nasty things will get in the hours ahead. We do the same thing Monday through Friday every single week, but fortunately for all of us the weekend is just around the corner. To celebrate, join us in dancing like fools to this classic track:

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.


You might not believe this, but we actually have some development news to share this week! Instead getting into the nitty gritty of everything currently happening behind-the-scenes here at Haulix, we thought we’d offer a small preview of what we’re working to bring to the platform later this year:

— Press Release support is coming

— Every mail out will be a “Campaign” with its own stats page

— We will continue to track deliveries and opens and introduce link-click tracking as well

— When creating a Campaign, you will be able to send yourself a test before sending to your clients

— You will be able to schedule Campaigns.  eg. schedule it to be sent out a week after creating it. System will do that automatically.

— Choose from multiple email layout options, change colors and drag n drop images.

— And more…..

We will have more development updates in the weeks ahead.


This week was another crazy one for our blog. We started a new column, ran a great podcast, and shared numerous advice columns that offered unique insight into the modern music business. If you missed anything, use these links to catch up:

DIY Advice: Write ‘Thank You’ Notes

Publicity 101: The First Three Lines

Inside Music #39 – Scott Heisel Returns!

New Music Tuesday: Citizen, Kacey Musgraves, & Leon Bridges

The Pros & Cons of Signing a Publishing Deal

Advice: Your YouTube Channel Checklist

Apple Changes Royalty Plan Following Taylor Swift’s Open Letter: Will Pay Labels During Free Trial

Monday Motivation: PVRIS

Music Industry Job Board (6/21/15)

That’s all the news and content we have to share this week. Stop in over the weekend for a new job board, then again Monday morning for our weekly motivational post. Until then, have a safe and unforgettable weekend.



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.