music journalist, my inbox is flooded with emails about new music.
great, right?” Sure- there’s a lot to discover- but it’s also overwhelming
to sift through it all. Press releases and pitches have been sent my way round
the clock for the past six and a half years, and I’m currently looking at an
inbox with a number of unread emails about equal to what I owe in student loans
(don’t ask, it’s bad).
I began my music journalism career, I envisioned getting stack after stack of
CDs in the mail. I have gotten a few CDs sent my way for review (and even more
handed to me by random local bands), but the vast majority of the advances I’ve
gotten have been sent digitally. With the aforementioned inbox problem, I’m beyond
grateful when publicists choose to use Haulix to send me promo copies of
upcoming releases, because it makes it so much easier to find and access the
music I want to listen to.
Thank you for this post, C&S. We love you.