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Hello and welcome to the dawn of another work week here on the official blog of Haulix. You will soon learn that today is a day unlike any other, and we are happy to have you with us. We normally run blogs about life in the industry, but this afternoon we are trying something new. 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.

If you are a frequent reader of the Haulix blog or social networks then you have no doubt noticed our constant promotion of a new blog offering over the last few weeks. It is with great excitement and the typical trepidations of debuting something new that we are sharing with you the first episode of Inside Music, a podcast about life in the modern music industry.

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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:

Booking Manager (Hollywood Sound Studio)

Job summary: Hollywood Sound Studios / The Mantra is looking for an experienced Assistant to the in-house Booking Agent. You will assist in booking bands 3-4 nights per week in our Studio A Performance space. Must have a strong grasp of the local music scene. Industry contacts are a must.

Copyright Data Entry Analyst (Music Reports Inc)

Job summary: Heavy Data Entry. Manual review and matching of song and release details using on-line research of song and release information. Manual entry and update of administration data within custom software database.

Assistant Director of Operations (Waldwick School Of Rock)

Job summary: The Waldwick School of Rock is searching for a dynamic employee who will assist our Director of Music and Operations to maintain the day-to-day tasks of a very busy music school! Our performance-driven programs are available to students of all ages, and we are looking for an outgoing, friendly, extremely organized person to maintain the front-end of the school. This is a full-time position: 40 hours/week + occasional event work.We operate Monday-Friday from 1:00 PM-9:00 PM and Saturdays from 11:00 AM-5:00 PM.

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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 reason behind his work in music writing. 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.

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What makes us fall in love with a song? In all my years on this planet the closest I have ever come to answering that question is a half-assed understanding that everyone connects with music in their own way. What makes my heart soar may bore others to death. Likewise, the hits people cannot get enough of often make me feel like I’ve lost touch with what is ‘trendy’ at the moment. The best you can hope to do is find something that works for you and support that project or group or album or single in whatever way you can. As I am a writer, it’s through the written word that I profess my love and make my admiration known, which is why this post first came to life.

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Happy 4th of July, everyone! I know not every Haulix client lives in America, but it’s still Friday and that’s reason enough to celebrate. We have been working tireless this week to bring you the absolute best digital distribution platform on the planet, and as you’ll soon learn we’re taking steps THIS WEEKEND to secure that very title.

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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.

So, what happened last week?

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Hello and welcome to the final Advice column of the week. We had been planning to run an in-depth look at overcoming technical difficulties in a live setting, but after learning of a ridiculous promotional blunder taking place online yesterday afternoon we switched gears in an attempt to be ever-so-slightly topical. 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.

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There is an old saying in the world of promotion that you have no doubt heard a hundred times or more: Sex sells. We could debate the benefits and drawbacks to leveraging sex to sell a product, as well as the rampant sexism that such efforts breed, but I don’t think anyone will argue with the idea that sex and sexually explicit imagery sells entertainment and products far better than average looking people dressed in average looking clothes. Demi Lovato may have a a better voice than Miley, but because Miley is willing to essentially bare all as long as you give her new single a few minutes of your time she is the one newspapers love.

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Hello, everyone! We are thrilled to have you join us this afternoon. If you have read this blog before you no doubt know that we love firsts, and today we are rolling out a new type of feature that has never previously appeared on this site. 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.

I don’t know how many people know this, but the Haulix blog is run and curated by one person. All the content you see, from advice column and interviews, to whatever guest column runs this month, has all been put together by one person hoping to bring a little free education to those hoping to one day run the music industry. As such, there are times when our efforts hit walls and we creatively feel out of gas. Today is not one of those days, but it’s easy to understand how it might look that way to some.

When our company began brainstorming content for the summer season, we realized a lot of our initial ideas had already been highlighted at some point over the previous twelve months. The only problem was, no easy reference guide to advice for summer existed….Until now. What follows is a list of links to content posted over the last year with the intention of maximizing your summer promotional efforts. Everything, from touring and social media, to merch sales and customer retention, can be found through the links below. Bookmark this page and commit each article to memory. Your career will thank you in time:

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Hello, everyone. Welcome to the only extended interview we will likely run this week. We love firsts, and today we are excited to traverse new territory through our Industry Spotlight column by discussing the world of apps and how they can help artists gain exposure online with someone working every day to help bands find new fans. 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.

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We all love to download apps, but how many apps have you downloaded in the past year that help you better understand or appreciate the vast amount of music available in the world today? There have been many innovations made as far as streaming and being able to instantly connect with your music collection on the go are concerned, but surprisingly very few technological advances in this industry have focused on new music discovery. Big names draw big crowds, of course, but as industry professionals it’s our job to curate the next generation of musical talent, and that begins with constantly being on the hunt for new music.

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Hello and welcome to the beginning of a brand new work week. There is a major holiday stateside this week, but that is in no way slowing our efforts to bring you every bit of information you need in order to conquer the modern music industry. For today’s post, we are running a guest blog from seasoned metal writer Lauren Wise about the gender gap in today’s hard rock journalism scene. 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.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a musician, a vocalist, a fan or a journalist; if you’re a chick in metal I can guarantee at some point in time you’ve heard the question: “why are you here?”

Women’s role in heavy metal music is rooted deeply in mystery, lust and temptation; the one thing that could overcome a male’s self-control. Immediately this has made us women either sexually objectified or looked down upon as not able to understand heavy metal music. The misogyny that runs wild in the scene since Black Sabbath days will never disappear. 

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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:

Assistant Director of Operations (Waldwick School Of Rock)

Job summary: The Waldwick School of Rock is searching for a dynamic employee who will assist our Director of Music and Operations to maintain the day-to-day tasks of a very busy music school! Our performance-driven programs are available to students of all ages, and we are looking for an outgoing, friendly, extremely organized person to maintain the front-end of the school. This is a full-time position: 40 hours/week + occasional event work.We operate Monday-Friday from 1:00 PM-9:00 PM and Saturdays from 11:00 AM-5:00 PM.

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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 continuing that effort with a response to a question posed by multiple readers in regard to how writers can make the most of their upcoming album coverage. 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.

New music is at the core of every writer’s efforts. Whether it’s reviewing, discovering, promoting, or generally updating readers, nearly every single thing we music writers post about in our day to day lives revolves around the idea of exposing more people to new music. Many sites, however, fail to properly explore every avenue for content creation when approaching coverage for a new release. There is far more that can be done than your typical review and interview column. So, with that in mind, we put together this handy dandy guide to maximizing your coverage of the next big release:

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