Happy Holidays from Team Haulix

We often subscribe to the theory of living a ‘no days off’ lifestyle, but this weekend our entire team will be taking time to disconnect from the internet in order to reconnect with family. The holiday season comes just once a year, and all too often we brush it aside as a time like any other. If we have learned anything in this life it is that holidays are – and have always been – special. They allow people to reconnect in a very grounded way, which in today’s world is increasingly hard to accomplish. Holidays remind us of what really matters, and we hope you’re able to be with those who matter most to you.

2017 has been a very important for us. Between the lessons learned from studying how people use our system, to the interactions we’ve had with clients and users, this year has taught us to see the music business in a whole new light. For so long we and many others have been worried about the future, but in 2017 – amidst one of the most unpredictable cultural and political atmospheres – the importance of music was never doubted. Artists from all walks of life recorded and released important songs, and we were fortunate enough to play a small role in getting that music shared with a world that desperately needed to hear it. We are grateful for that opportunity, and we look forward to doing it better than ever before in 2018.

There is a part of us that wants to continue talking shop and plans, but that is precisely the opposite of what this time of year is about. There will be plenty of opportunities to discuss the future and where we are headed once the next few days pass. For now, we want to do just two things. (1) We want to thank you for another year of business and camaraderie.  (2) We want to wish you a very happy holiday and encourage you to unplug from the internet. We’ll still be here when you return. 

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.