One week into 2017, where do you stand?

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Can you believe we have already reached the first Friday in 2017? We may not technically be a full week into the year just yet, but businesses are back and life has more or less begun to return to normal.

Remember that passion you felt for the new year back at the end of November? We ran post after post encouraging you to make plans and set goals for the year ahead, but did you? 

We told you we wanted to bring you into our journey this year and we want to be a part of yours. We will hold you accountable and you can do the same for us. 

Here at HQ, this week was spent chatting with users about the changes they want to see from us in 2017. We maintain a running list of user suggestions, which we then prioritize based on demand and the timeframe needed for creation. We probably have about twenty-five ideas in front of us right now, and we are talking to our development team in hopes of solidifying an update timeline for the next few months.

Beyond these discussions we’ve also been pouring over data from the past year to better understand the ebb and flow of our industry. Traditionally speaking, the ‘busy season’ for album releases starts in early summer and remains steady through the end of October. December, January, and February are usually quiet, but this year we already have a number of large releases from notable artists being promoted through our system.

Next week, part of our team is headed to Los Angeles for a presentation at the inaugural IMI Music Conference. If you’re in the area and would like to attend tickets are still available online.

That’s where we at nearly six days into the new year, and we’re pretty happy with the progress being made. Where do you stand? Send us a tweet or respond below.

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.