Haulix Weekly Update #119: “Your secret identity is safe with me.”

Hello, everyone! We’re a day late posting this update, but rest assured that all is well at Haulix HQ. We have some big changes on the horizon, and starting with this post we are going to reveal some of what lies in store. Before we get there however, we would like to begin this recap with a song we have had on repeat all week long. Check this out:

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.

Company news:

Starting this coming Monday, February 1, the entire Haulix team will be entering our first-ever proper office in order to start a new chapter in life. We have all worked remote since inception, but thanks to you, the client and dedicated journalist, we are able to take this step toward further legitimizing all we do. We will share photos online next week, but for now we just want to say THANK YOU over and over and over again.

Also, we are beyond thrilled to announce that we have 3 major conference appearances planned for 2016. First off, James will be hosting a panel on piracy and digital distribution at SXSW in March. James then heads to Launch Music Conference in April and, as of this weekend, MusicBiz Conference in Nashville in May. If you are planning to attend one or more of these events, PLEASE take the time to meet with us. We love getting to know the people who use our service, and we definitely want to know how you would like to see us further improve as we move forward.

Development news:

Last week’s server switch was a great success. Haulix is now relying on Microsoft Azure, and as a result we are more powerful than ever before. This was the first and biggest piece needed to make our long-planned relaunch happen, and now that it is in place we can finally focus on pushing this massive update to the public. It won’t happen overnight, of course, but before Spring arrives we plan to have an entirely new platform for clients and press to enjoy.

Blog news:

With all the planning and work being put into the next phase of product development we have admittedly put our blog efforts on the back burner a bit. That said, we are still churning out 5-10 original columns every week, including our podcast (Inside Music). We may not be hitting the same quantity we did three months back, but we believe the quality of what we create is better now than ever before. Don’t believe us? Head over to the archives and see for yourself.

That is all the news we have to share this week. Have a wonderful weekend and be sure to check back tomorrow for a brand new Job Board.


Team Haulix

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.