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A lot has been written about the supposed dire state of the music industry, but truth be told there are a number of successful and growing companies, including record labels, that are thriving in 2014. In this column we bring together every job opening we can find from the companies responsible for building the future of the  business and present them to you, our reader, in hopes of aiding you on your journey to join the global music industry professional family.

Each Sunday we scour the internet for the latest and greatest job postings throughout the music industry. You can help us better serve our community by sending any job openings you find or have to james@haulix.com. Be sure to include the name of the company hiring, a detailed description of the position being offered, a desired start date, contact information, and any additional supplemental information you feel may be needed.

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Job Openings:

On-Air Coordinator (MTV France)

Job summary: We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and dedicated individual to join our team. This On-air Coordinator will help coordinate the workflow between the 2 different creative departments: Milan Design Studio for MTV Channels, based in Milan and Nick creative Hub for Nickelodeon, based in Paris. The On-Air coordinator will be the contact point between the 2 creative teams and the French departments in Paris (Legal, Production, Marketing, Programming, Digital etc) and the Amsterdam transmissions to help MDS and NCH deliver the best product.

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I was never that into the music of Jimmy Buffett, but my father spins his music every single week and I imagine he will continue to do so for the remainder of his life. When I was younger, I never understand what he heard that I could not. Now that I am older, however, I understand that Jimmy Buffet is the musical equivalent to Friday afternoon around 4:55 PM. He’s the kickoff to good times, and a sign that the weekend - not to mention all the freedom it holds - has arrived. Today, for my dad, I’m spinning Jimmy while writing this post. Feel free to join me:

Each and every Friday 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.

From a development point of view, the final week of July was spent refining our already proven platform and planning for the future. We cannot share any details regarding those discussions just yet, but we can tell you about something very important to us….

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Hello, everyone! This is our second post of the day, as well as the second in a two-part series of guest posts from music industry blogger Andrew Jones. He shared this interview with us several days back and we thought it was too good to not share with all of you. 

This blog exists to promote the future of the music industry, and to do that we need input from people like you and your music-loving friends. If you have any questions about the content in this article, or if you have an artist you would like to see featured on this blog, please contact james@haulix.com and share your thoughts. We can also be found on Twitter and Facebook.

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A little while ago my friend Chris Seth Jackson (you probably know him from the now defunct howtorunaband.com) told me about a new service he started that automates the booking process for bands, allowing them to take some of the heavy lifting out of booking shows. I was intrigued and thought you might be as well, so decided to ask him a few questions about his new venture:

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Hello and welcome to the final regular content day of the work week. You may been too busy to notice this, but today also happens to be the final day of July, which was one of our busiest months to date. We’re thankful for all you’ve given us the ability to accomplish, and we’ve decided to say goodbye the hottest month of the year with a double set of guest posts from one our of favorite online music writers.

This blog exists to promote the future of the music industry, and to do that we need input from people like you and your music-loving friends. If you have any questions about the content in this article, or if you have an artist you would like to see featured on this blog, please contact james@haulix.com and share your thoughts. We can also be found on Twitter and Facebook.

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One of the most common questions I am asked by people is how an artist can attract a manager, or, how to best pitch a manager that they are interested in working with. 

Much like everything in this business there isn’t one simple answer and everyone’s process is different but here a few things I appreciate and a process that can be employed to connect with a manager (or any other music business professional).

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Hello, everyone. Thank you for taking a few minutes out of your day to read about the industry we all contribute to on a daily basis. We have been searching coast to coast for someone working on the kind of project highlighted in today’s piece, and we hope the advice they have to offer inspires others to follow in their footsteps. 

This blog exists to promote the future of the music industry, and to do that we need input from people like you and your music-loving friends. If you have any questions about the content in this article, or if you have an artist you would like to see featured on this blog, please contact james@haulix.com and share your thoughts. We can also be found on Twitter and Facebook.

Growing up in a town known for farming in the southwest corner of Michigan I had absolutely no idea how I would ever meet the kind of people who could help me make a name for myself in music. I asked everyone I knew if they knew anyone in entertainment, but the best anyone in my little world could do was offer was a distant cousin who may or may not have been a stunt double for David Duchovny once upon a time. His name was also David and no, he did not offer much help.

Eventually, I entered college and learned the hard truth that sometimes in life the easiest way to get what you want also requires the most work. I could stand around for years waiting to be introduced to someone who could help me, or I could put myself out there and see what - if any - attention my work would draw. I launched a music blog not long after, which put me in a position to meet publicists, and over the next several years I used my skills as a writer to navigate the industry. Whenever a major event presented itself, such as SXSW, I went with a hundred business cards ready to be dispersed. I knew if I ever wanted to leave cornfields in the rear view mirror I needed to know people who understand what it took to live as a music business professional. It took almost a decade, but I eventually found my way.

If I had stumbled upon a genie or some kind of wish-granting deity while on my journey into the industry, the one thing I would have asked for before anything else would have been an easier way to meet people with similar interests in my desired career field. That kind of magic never came my way, unfortunately, but for the better part of the last two years a group of industry professionals in New York City have been putting on the kind of events that would have made my younger self jump with joy. They’re called The Noise Collective, and in the interview below founding member Andrew West explains how he and his team and doing their part to further unite the industry at large.

If you would like to learn more about The Noise Collective and their plans for the future, please make it a point to follow the group on Facebook. Additional questions and comments can be added at the end of this post.

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Hello, everyone. We are thrilled to have you joining us today for another entry in our ongoing Advice series. This may very well be the advice column we run in July, and I like to think it’s one of the best ones to date. Talking about bands as businesses can be scary, but as long as you remember to put your fans/consumers first it can also be a lot of fun.

This blog exists to promote the future of the music industry, and to do that we need input from people like you and your music-loving friends. If you have any questions about the content in this article, or if you have an artist you would like to see featured on this blog, please contact james@haulix.com and share your thoughts. We can also be found on Twitter and Facebook.

The end of July is just days away, which means no matter how hard we fight to believe otherwise the end of summer is slowly beginning to appear on the horizon. The leaves have not started to change, and it’s fairly safe to say temperatures are still near their peak, but in every department store and every commercial break there is one sign of summer’s impending doom that cannot be ignored: Back to school sales.

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Hello and welcome to the dawn of yet another brand new week. We know quite a bit of time has passed since our last photo-related editorial, but sometimes the best things in life take a little longer than expected to come together. We appreciate your patience.

This blog exists to promote the future of the music industry, and to do that we need input from people like you and your music-loving friends. If you have any questions about the content in this article, or if you have an artist you would like to see featured on this blog, please contact james@haulix.com and share your thoughts. We can also be found on Twitter and Facebook.

Never purchase a photo pass from anyone. Let me repeat this again, NEVER PURCHASE A PHOTO PASS. I’ve noticed a trend of bands starting to offer photo passes for sale, and this is not okay. It’s appalling.  This is essentially selling media credentials to a show, which is unheard of in journalism. Most cases they offer to post your photos that you took of them on social networking. Why is this accepted in the photography community? What makes bands think it’s okay to use people’s work for free, let alone charge people to photograph them?

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A lot has been written about the supposed dire state of the music industry, but truth be told there are a number of successful and growing companies, including record labels, that are thriving in 2014. In this column we bring together every job opening we can find from the companies responsible for building the future of the  business and present them to you, our reader, in hopes of aiding you on your journey to join the global music industry professional family.

Each Sunday we scour the internet for the latest and greatest job postings throughout the music industry. You can help us better serve our community by sending any job openings you find or have to james@haulix.com. Be sure to include the name of the company hiring, a detailed description of the position being offered, a desired start date, contact information, and any additional supplemental information you feel may be needed.

Job Openings:

Versatile Musician (Buzzfeed)

Job summary: We’re looking for professionals with experience in the creation of original online content. You should be an versatile musician who can create parody music / lyrics / impressions - Think Jimmy Fallon type. Residents work as part of our BuzzFeed Video’s production teams, helping to bring their experience, voice and possibly performances to create new, awesome videos. Each team has it’s own specific focus, and you’ll be an integral part of their production during your residency, helping to conceive, write, produce new videos for BuzzFeed’s video channel.

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Thank you for joining us for another installment in our our ongoing Journalism Tips series. We started this column as a way to help aspiring writers get their start in music, but over the couple months we have been evolving into a place writers come to have their questions about life in the business answered. Today we are running a special editorial by our very own James Shotwell about the importance of having a plan. If you have any questions about developing as a writer/blogger in music, please do not hesitate email james@haulix.com and share your thoughts. We can also be found on Twitter and Facebook.

The greatest piece of advice I believe anyone can give you on the topic of finding success in the music industry is to find something you love doing and do it the absolute best of your abilities. Work hard each day and, eventually, people will take notice. I cannot guarantee you will find work in your desired area of the business right away, but through focused determination anything is possible as long as you give it your all. 

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I’ve lost count of how many new tracks come our way every week, but I know it’s a number that seems to grow exponentially larger by the month. In the midst of all that, isn’t it funny how sometimes it’s the songs we haven’t heard in years that get us through the day? For me, today, that song is “Night Moves.” Yes, the one by Bob Seger. Don’t laugh. This song was solid gold the day it was created, and it remains that way to this very day. Don’t believe me? Allow the music to defend itself:

Each and every Friday 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.

After several weeks of constant reveals, we have no big breakthroughs to report from our development team. Instead, we have spent the past several days refining our already proven tools and plotting the next steps towards complete industry domination (kidding). We also upgraded our watermarking technology, which you can read about in a blog post we ran on Wednesday afternoon.

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