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Hello, everyone. Thank you for taking a little time out from your weekend to read up on the latest industry advice and insight. We are thrilled to be sharing the third chapter of our ongoing ‘Journalism Tips’ series, and to be honest we think it might the best one to date.

We are always looking for new ways to expand and further refine our efforts here at Haulix. If you have an idea for this blog, or if you would like to learn more about the digital distribution services we offer, please do not hesitate to email james@haulix.com and share your thoughts. If you prefer social media, feel free to reach out to us on Facebook and Twitter.

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I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who’s heard “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Don’t take this as the beginning of some blogged bash towards education, because believe me; if you’d like to get anywhere, you need to be able to walk the walk, if you already plan on talking the talk.

Which brings me into what this is all about: Networking.

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Hello and welcome to the final update of the work week here on the official blog of Haulix. We like to use this time to reflect on everything that has happened around our offices in recent days and want to thank you for taking the time to stop by. If you would like to learn more about the services offered by Haulix, please do not hesitate to email james@haulix.com and request more information. We can also be found on Twitter and Facebook.

Kicking off this week, we wanted to take a moment and thank everyone who has sent us feedback regarding our recently launched mobile platform. We knew people were hoping for such an update for a long time and are thrilled to finally be able to deliver. If you missed the original announcement, click here for details regarding the system and how you can access your promos on the go.

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Hey there, everyone. Thank you for stopping by the official blog of Haulix! We are thrilled to be sharing the second installment of our recently launched How To Kill Your Band column this afternoon, and hope you’ll continue stopping by as this series continues in the weeks ahead. If you have any questions regarding the content of this blog, or if you would like to learn more information about the services offered by Haulix, please email james@haulix.com and share your thoughts. We can also be found on Twitter and Facebook.

An Introduction:

I’ve been in the music industry as an artist for nearly10 years now. In that decade I’ve achieved nearly all of my childhood music dreams, but I’ve also made just as many mistakes that run over my mind before I fall asleep each night. A wonderment of how a few different decisions, rerunning in hindsight, would work out in some alternate universe. This ever creeping determinism is a fallacy I’m quite aware of but one that I will never completely shake, though it’s these experiences I’ve learned the most valuable lessons. These are the things I’d like to share in a series of mini-blogs I call How to kill your band.

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Hello and welcome to the final Blogger Spotlight of the week. We realize it’s only Wednesday, but we have so much content ready to release that it’s time to put this column on the shelf for a bit. Before we do however, we are delivering one of the most requested interviews we have ever received. 

If you have any questions regarding the content of this blog, or if you would like to learn more information about the services offered by Haulix, please email james@haulix.com and share your thoughts. We can also be found on Twitter and Facebook.

Those who find lasting success in the music industry often do so because they have fully committed to their craft. They find the power to shake off whatever self-imposed barriers to success stand in their way and do everything in their power to forge a path entirely their own towards the goals they have set for themselves. They may turn to others for advice and reassurance, but no one can do the work for them.

The burden of purpose is one only you can carry, and in order to succeed you have to be prepared to commit all the time you have available to the pursuit of professional happiness. You can accept no substitute. There is a place for you in this world and you are working towards it.

Cassie Whitt accepted the challenges that come with a career in music when she decided to launch her own blog in 2008, but her pursuit of a life in music actually began several years earlier in 2004. That was the year Cassie, then 14, first discovered My Chemical Romance. Their music helped Cassie turn her life around, and in doing so exposed her to the true power music can possess. She knew then she needed to do something to help others find music that would eventually change their lives, and the rest - as they say - is history.

These days Cassie can be found around the offices of Alternative Press Magazine where she serves the publication’s web content manager. She loves her job and continues to help connect people with talented artists on a daily basis. We’ve been receiving requests to feature her story since late November and could not be more excited to finally be able to share her adventure.

If you would like to learn more about Cassie and her undying love for all things My Chemical Romance, please make it a point to follow both her and Alternative Press on Twitter. Additional questions and comments can be left at the end of this post.

H: Hello! Before we dive in, would you please tell everyone your name, job title, and the publication(s) you currently work for:

C: My name is Cassie Whitt. I’m the Web Content Manager for Alternative Press.

H: Thanks again for taking part in this series. We like to begin by getting a little background information about everyone. When you think of your earliest memories with music, what comes to mind?

C: I always think of running errands with my grandmother and listening to Patsy Cline cassettes in the car when I was a three or four years old. On the cover art of one of the tapes,

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Hello, everyone. Welcome to the first ‘Advice’ column of the week. We spoke in January about the meaning of being a professional in the music industry, and today we’re returning to that topic for an attempt at defining the term ‘practice.’ If you have any questions regarding the content of this blog, or if you would like to learn more information about the services offered by Haulix, please email james@haulix.com and share your thoughts. We can also be found on Twitter and Facebook.

Every aspiring professional knows they need to practice in order to improve their skills, but those destined for a lasting career recognize early on that the journey towards perfection with your art is one that never truly comes to an end. There is always room for improvement, whether you’re trying to be the best artist or publicist, and practicing your art on a regular basis is key to further developing your skills.

But what does that mean exactly?

The dictionary will tell you that ‘practice’ is defined as ‘(the) repeated exercise in or performance of an activity or skill so as to acquire or maintain proficiency in it.’ That’s a perfectly generic way to explain the term, but if you approach your work on your art with similarly vague intentions you will stunt your development.

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Hello and welcome to a brand new week of music industry insight and advice here on the official blog of Haulix. We have received a number of requests to feature the person at the center of today’s column, and though they personally have no reason to use our service their work has been protected by labels using Haulix for the better part of the last decade.

The music industry is a wild and widespread industry that often seems incapable of change. Every now and then however, someone comes along who takes our preconceived notions of what great music is supposed to sound like and turns it upside down. These people lead landscape-changing evolutions that pioneer new sub-genres of music, and far too often they are never given the credit they deserve because they do not spend much, if any time in front of the general public. Joey Sturgis is one such soul, and since 2005 he has been carrying the torch for modern hard rock by producing albums for some of the cutting-edge music found anywhere on the planet. He recently decided to foray into the world of production tools, and earlier this month took a few minutes to tell us about his journey in the music business.

You may not think you know that much about Joey Sturgis, but I can almost guarantee you have heard his work if you are at all interested in rock and roll. From Asking Alexandria, to Crown The Empire, Emmure, Emarosa, Blessthefall, We Came As Romans, The Devil Wears Prada, Everyone Dies In Utah, Dangerkids, Buried In Verona, and I See Stars, there are very few popular hard rock bands working today that have not spent at least a few hours working with the man at the center of today’s feature in recent years. He’s a true original, and we could not be more thrilled to aide him in sharing his latest efforts with the rest of the music industry.

If you would like to learn more about Joey Sturgis, please take the time to follow him on Twitter. You can learn more about his plugins by visiting Joey Sturgis Tones. Additional questions and comments can be left at the end of this post.

H: Before we dive in, could you please tell everyone your name, job title, and the studio you call home:

J: My name is Joey Sturgis. I am a record producer, engineer, and entrepreneur. I’m making plugins now, but I am not sure what the official title is for that. I do not have a studio to call home right now, but I do a lot of work out of 37 Studio in metro Detroit.

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Hello and welcome to the official blog of Haulix. We receive requests on a regular basis from readers wondering whether or not we know of any job openings within the music industry. We try our best to inquire during interviews with our guests, but recently we decided to kick things up a notch and launch a column specifically dedicated to new opportunities around the music business. It’s called the Music Industry Job Board, and this is the second installment.

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Every Sunday afternoon, we gather the new job and internship offerings we have come across in the prior week. We do our best to offer description of each job, as well as any supplemental information related to the application process. The latest round of openings can be found below.

Music News Writer (Mxdwn)

Job summary: Do you love being the first one to know about your favorite bands’ releases, shows, and tours? Want to kickstart your career as a music journalist?

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Hello, everyone! Our weekend coverage begins its second week of existence this afternoon with the continuation of our recently debuted 'Journalism Tips' series. We built this column with input from our friends in writing, and in the months to come you will see many previously highlighted talents lending their know-how to our blog. Today’s piece was written by Adrian Garza, who currently resides in Florida and contributes to a number of up and coming publications. If you have any questions regarding the content of this blog, or if you would like to learn more information about the services offered by Haulix, please email james@haulix.com and share your thoughts. We can also be found on Twitter and Facebook.

Everybody who works in a creative field would be the first to admit that inspiration isn’t just some endless and overflowing river that drives people to create. This is something that needs to be found from somewhere, and if someone doesn’t know where to look, the search can take too long.

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Hello, everyone! Welcome to the weekly recap of all things related to Haulix. We have been very busy in recent days, and just this morning launched one of our biggest updates to date.The paragraphs below will fill you in on what’s new, what’s on the way, and what you may have missed. If you have any questions regarding the content of this blog, or if you would like to learn more information about the services offered by Haulix, please email james@haulix.com and share your thoughts.

The big story of the week is the official launch of our first-ever mobil platform. Starting today, members of the press accessing individual promo screens and My Promo pages will be able to explore content and listen to music on the go from compatible smartphones and tablet devices.

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Hello and welcome to the final Blogger Spotlight of the week. We would not say we saved the best for last, but the person highlighted in this feature is certainly one-of-a-kind. If you have any questions regarding the content of this blog, or if you would like to learn more information about the services offered by Haulix, please email james@haulix.com and share your thoughts. We can also be found on Twitter and Facebook.

A lot of the sites and bloggers we have featured up to this point are known for writing about specific areas of music. Many are rock bloggers, but one or two have been known for their efforts in pop and/or hip-hop as well. Drew Millard, the man at the center of today’s feature, is actually known for being a critic of music in general.

It’s hard to summarize the world of Vice entertainment for people who have never encountered their journalism tactics, but an incredibly simple explanation would be to say they print all the news other outlets often shy away from. This extends to their music publication, Noisey, which is where Drew Millard can be found grinding away day-to-day. He’s the feature editor for the site, and earlier this week he took a few minutes from his busy schedule to speak about life at one of the world’s most unique entertainment outlets. You can find his thoughts on writing, as well as where he sees himself headed in the future, below.

If you would like to learn more about Drew and his efforts to keep Noisey amongst the most interesting music publications worldwide, we highly recommend taking the time to follow both him and the site on Twitter. Additional questions and comments can be left at the end of this post.

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H: To get us started, would you please tell everyone your name, job title, and the publication that keeps you employed: 

D: My name is Drew Turner Millard. I am the Features Editor of Noisey, the music vertical of VICE Magazine. I am six feet tall and live in Brooklyn. I am currently wearing a fitted hat, a white t-shirt, and a pair of leggings (if you’re a dude are you supposed to call them “leggings?” Or is it “tights?” Ore are you just not supposed to talk about it?) under a pair of large Addidas basketball shorts under a pair of large Addidas sweatpants. It is very cold.

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