Haulix Weekly Update #115: “I’m A Star Wars”

Hello, everyone. We, like many of you, are counting down the final hours of our work week in hopes of seeing the latest Star Wars film before anyone spoils it for us. That has been a mission of our since the film was announced, but we don’t think anyone could have predicted just how hard avoiding spoilers would prove to be. This site, however, is a safe place. We don’t even write about Star Wars! We’re here to talk about the music business, and to be far more specific this post is about our role in the business of music, as well as how that role is changing. It’s also a place where we share songs we love, like this:

As I mentioned above, 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:

This is similar to the update from last week, which is another way of saying we are still working on our long-gestating site wide relaunch. Our development continued to work on the new version of Haulix all week long, and we will tell you first that a great deal of progress has been made. We know we originally planned to have this massive update done in time for the new year, but right now we are looking at a release closer to March. If that feels like forever away, trust us, we feel the same. Every effort is being made to complete this project as fast as possible, but we refuse to cut corners. We pride ourselves on having a product of the highest quality, and we refuse to let that slip in order to be a bit more timely with our release.

Blog News:

This week was the first of the holiday seasons where we noticed many of our peers logging off for the year. There is always an industry slowdown around Christmas, but some seem to be getting an early start on their vacation in 2015. Not us! We will be posting content right up to, and immediately following, Christmas Day. We don’t want you to spend a single day without having a place to turn for new lessons on music, so our efforts won’t stop anytime soon.

If you missed anything we ran this week, use the links below to get caught up…

Facebook Beta Testing Live Broadcast Service

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Announces 2016 Inductees

10 DIY Lessons From 10 Years In The Rock Underground

4 Ways To Give Back To Fans Around The Holidays

Inside Music #51

The One Thing That Kills Promising Bands Faster Than Anything Else

How I fell in love with hip-hop

Monday Motivation: Before Their Eyes

Music Industry Job Board

That is all the content we have to share this week. Have a safe weekend and do not forget to stop back in soon for even more industry focused content.

Best,

Haulix

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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.