One of the great moments in any young music writer’s life is the day that first album advance arrives in your inbox. It’s a symbol not only of progress within your craft, but also that someone within the actual music business trusts you enough to have access to their latest project. We could get into the whole ‘with great power comes great responsibility’ rant, but that’s not what this post is about. This post is about what happens when writers go from loving the site of new album advances to dreading them, either due to quality or quantity, and what steps can be taken to simplify one’s Haulix activity.
As it stands, any publicist or label with a Haulix account can send a promo to anyone they add to their personal database. This is the way promotional distribution works on essentially every platform, but here at Haulix we have devised a way to allow journalists the ability to remove themselves from any list they desire without any confrontation whatsoever.
If you find yourself in a position where you wish to be removed from a mailing list of a Haulix client the best course of action is to first contact the client directly and request removal. If the client does not respond, or even if they do and you continue to receive promos beyond that point, you can remove yourself from their database by accessing your Haulix profile. To do this, simply log into the ‘My Promos’ screen and select the ‘Profile’ tab in the upper left hand corner. I’ve highlighted this button in the screenshot below.
Once clicked, you will be redirected to a profile page that was automatically generated the first time someone added your contact information to the Haulix platform. It should look something like this:
The top part of the page lists your basic account info, including the passcode you have chosen and every email address in our system linked to your name, as well as the ability to change that information with a few key strokes. If you scroll down a bit further you will notice that your profile lists every label that has you in their database, as well as the email they use to contact you. If you wish to be removed from any list, click the red ‘X’ at the end of the appropriate label identity and confirm the removal. The page will update and our database will automatically remove you from that client’s press list without them having to lift a finger.
If you follow these steps and still find yourself receiving promos, please do not hesitate to contact us directly to find a resolution. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org and together we’ll find a solution.
James Shotwell is the Marketing Coordinator for Haulix. He is also a professional entertainment critic, covering both film and music, as well as the co-founder of Antique Records. Feel free to tell him you love or hate the article above by connecting with him on Twitter. Bonus points if you introduce yourself by sharing your favorite Simpsons character.