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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:

Record Label Manager (Confidential)

Job summary: This job is based around project management skills, including the ability to schedule many projects simultaneously. It is essential to be able to work to multiple production deadlines. Should have skills in office administration, oral and written communication, industry networking, budgeting and financial management are required. Because label managers deal with artists, they need tact and diplomacy. The label manager must have a thorough appreciation of and commitment to the multiple genres of music that the label deals with. It’s useful (but not necessary) to also have some technical knowledge about recording and production in order to understand the needs of the artists when setting up recording sessions. Technical knowledge of digital marketing strategy will help.

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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 reader in regards to how long it takes to begin making money as a writer. 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 are a dozen ways Facebook can suck you in and steal hours of any given work day, but for me the biggest hurdle to overcome is the allure of the platform’s messaging system. Any time I log on there are either friends or industry peers available to chat, and it’s rare that I do not click one or two just to say hello. After all, networking and communication are key in this industry. Earlier this week, however, I was pulled into a conversation for over an hour with a writer I had never met or known. They claimed to be fans of this blog and wanted to ask my opinion on something related to their writing career. I was flattered by the comments, but to be honest I still struggle with these kind of situations in public. The music industry is a crazy place, and what works/worked for me might not have the same results for someone else. This blog allows for advice to be given in a generic sense, making it possible for a lot of people to take in the ideas and refine them to fit their needs, but when talking one-on-one everything is much more direct. 

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"I have never in my life found myself in a situation where I’ve stopped work and said, ‘Thank God it’s Friday.’ But weekends are special even if your schedule is all over the place. Something tells you the weekend has arrived and you can indulge yourself a bit." - Helen Mirren

Hello and welcome to the final Haulix update of the work week. Whether you relate to The Queen’s feelings about Fiday or not, there is something universally true about the wonderful sense of allowed indulgence the weekend presents. Consider this particularly weekend includes a holiday in the states, the above quote could not be more fitting than it is right now. We are just hours away from the five o’clock hour while crafting this post and we thank you for taking a few minutes from your avoidance of afternoon labor to spend with us.

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.

REMINDER: We will be performing general patch updates in all of our servers this Saturday, May 24, from12:00PM to 4:00PM CST. There will be some minor downtime during the process and services will be unavailable. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at support@haulix.zendesk.com.

Another work week is finally coming to a close, and as always our team is hard work on the future of anti-piracy efforts. Our testing for Toppletrack integration continues, with plans already being set for the evolutionary steps that will follow. We feel confident that the year ahead will see some of the biggest and best updates in our history, and we look forward to working with all of you to further develop the future of this industry we all love.

Speaking of years, next week marks the one year anniversary of this blog’s birth. When we started we had only a few ideas on how to engage the industry, and now that we’ve logged more than 250 updates we feel like we have a much better understanding of the business we exist within. More importantly, we like to believe we have also made a difference in the lives of readers through our interviews, advice, and job board postings. We have a lot of ideas for the future that will see expanding our messaging beyond this blog, but we will always make it a point to create content for this outlet as well. The columns you love will continue and new features will be presented. This blog exists to help you as much as it does to aide us in promoting our platform, and we want your assistance in planning its future content. We say this a lot, but if you have any questions about the content of a post, or if you have an idea for a future column, please email james@haulix.com and share your thoughts. We can also be found on Twitter and Facebook.

In case you missed anything in recent days, here is a rundown of the week’s content:

Industry Spotlight: Derek ‘Sknk’ Scancarelli

An Introduction To Concert Photography - Part 3: How To Shoot DIY Punk Venues

Industry Spotlight: Natalie Camillo (Adrenaline PR)

How Independent Artists Use Haulix

Music Industry Job Board (5/18/14)

Journalism Tips #15: ‘How To Spend Your Summer Vacation’

That is all we have for this work week. A new ‘Journalism Tips’ will go live tomorrow, with additional columns running Sunday and Monday. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Hello and welcome to the final industry spotlight of the week. We have been fortunate enough to speak with a number of professionals from across the industry over the last year, but it was not until this particular feature that we were able to speak with someone doing their best to become a professional in the field of video journalism. Their unique perspective on music today and where it’s headed in the near future allowed us to see the business as a whole in a new light, and we hope his words will have the same impact on you. 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.

We talk a lot about the importance of finding and securing internships while still in school, and the person at the center of today’s post would probably tell you it is because of their experience at internships that they became the person they are today. Derek Scancarelli, otherwise known to the digital world as ‘Skank Jones,’ has spent the past half decade preparing for a full time career in music that he continues to pursue today. He always knew journalism was something that fascinated him, but it wasn’t until he spent time at newspapers, labels, and eventually tv stations that he discovered his true passion resided in creating visual stories worth sharing with others. Now, through unpaid writing and occasional freelance work, Derek is finally starting to find traction in the business he has wanted to be a part of the majority of his life. In the interview below he shares how he reached this point, as well as advice for others hoping to find their own path in music.

I met Derek a little over a year ago, and I knew from the first time we interacted that he was going to do big things in the music industry. In the decade I have been working in various areas of this business I have only met a handful of people as driven and focused on success as Derek, nor many who have nearly as much fun working as he seems to when compiling questions or footage for publication. Everyone gets into this business for their own reasons, and I do not claim to know every motivation Derek has, but I know for a fact his heart and mind are in the right place. He’s not here to make money or become famous, though I am sure he would love both. Derek is in this business because music has been his best friend for longer than he can remember. He loves art and loves to help artists share their work with the world, regardless of genre. He might not be a household name at this point, but I am certain he will reach that level of recognition as long as he stays on his current path.

If you would like to learn more about Derek and his adventure in music, please take a few moments to follow him on Twitter. Additional questions and comments can be left at the end of this post.

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H: Hello and thanks again for joining us. Please take a few moments and introduce yourself to our readers:

S: My name is Derek Scancarelli, I am a multimedia journalist based out of New York. I tend to specialize in live music and entertainment, but have dabbled in almost everything. Currently, I produce original feature content for Under The Gun Review. I produce videos, photography sets, and conduct countless interviews.

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Hello, again. Welcome to the second Advice column of the week. We received such an overwhelming response to our last photography feature that we partnered once more with Nick Karp to create a third installment in what appears to have become our latest ongoing series aimed towards bettering the music industry. We have several additional photo-themed columns  planned, but we are always looking for suggestions on topics worth covering. 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.

Following my local music scene played a huge influence on my desire to shoot bands. Within a local music scene comes a DIY culture behind it, and bands performing at unconventional venues was the norm. Shooting bands at VFW halls, Leigon Halls, Basements, living rooms, and even backyards was not a rarity, and if I am being completely honest I would have to say that shooting at those establishments is much harder than shooting at an arena or other large scale venue. Arena shows have big production budgets, including lighting with front and back lights. You can shoot at low ISO’s and still produce a correctly exposed photo. DIY venues however, may only have a single florescent light bulb in the entire room.

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Hello and welcome to the very first ‘Industry Spotlight’ feature of the week. We are thrilled to have you with us this afternoon, and we hope you will make it a point to stop by regularly from here on out. This blog exists to promote and inspire the future of music business, but we are only able to do that if we receive input from our readers. 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. 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.

You may or may not remember this, but earlier this month we spent two days sharing the story of Adrenaline PR founder Maria Ferrero. Today we are adding a second chapter to the story of Adrenaline PR thanks to an in-depth conversation with Senior Publicist Natalie Camillo, which you can find a few paragraphs below.

Natalie and I have been working together professionally for at least half a decade at this point, and in that time she has been able to align herself with a number of reputable bands and brands from across the music industry. Writing this now I am struggling to recall a single week in the last several years that has passed without some kind of contact from her, and from the way she describes her passion for music in this interview it’s not hard to imagine she will continue that trend of constant contact for many years to come. She’s what some might call a lifer in the industry, and truth be told it’s dedicated people like her that make it possible for the rest of us to hope for the overall growth of our industry in the years to come. 

If you would like to learn more about Natalie and her efforts in music after reading this post, please make it a point to follow Adrenaline PR on Twitter. Additional questions and comments should be left at the end of this post.

H: Hey there, thank you for joining us. Before we dive in, please take a moment to introduce yourself:

N: Natalie Camillo, senior publicist and campaign manager at Adrenaline PR!

H: We like to begin every interview by learning a bit about the life of the people we are speaking with. Tell me, what are your earliest memories of music?

N: My earliest memories of music are sitting with my Grandpa Camillo in his basement listening to Frank Sinatra by the fire (that I was always throwing newspaper into and stinking up the place), and getting my first radio at the age of 9 and discovering modern pop music for the first time. My mother and father raised me on oldies, jazz and classic rock until I was about that age.

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Hello, everyone. Welcome to another week of music industry advice and insight here, on the official blog of Haulix. We are focusing heavily on the advice side of our editorial efforts this week, kicking off with an in depth look at a unique way many independent artists have begun using our service that artists worldwide should feel encouraged to duplicate. 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.

Our mission at Haulix is to provide a secure and easy-to-use digital distribution platform to anyone hoping to share media online. Through our platform clients are not only able to upload, host, and send albums in a secure manner, but they are also able to watermark and track that content for as long as it lives online. In the weeks ahead we will be taking these efforts a step further still by implementing a new system that will track content illegally shared online and automatically issue DMCA takedown notices without our clients having to do more than click through a handful of setup screens. We could go on and on about our plans beyond that update, but this post is not about the future. This post is about the now, and how many independent artists are using Haulix in a way that many may not have previously considered.

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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:

Full Time Staffer (Barsuk Records)

Job summary: Barsuk Records is seeking an experienced individual to join our Seattle office. As a small company with a select roster of artists and where most current staff have worked for 5-10 years or more, there’s a fair amount of responsibility-sharing at Barsuk. Ideal candidates will have experience (3-5 years minimum) in one or more record industry disciplines, including but not limited to marketing & promotion, A&R, project management, warehouse operations, artist management, event planning, bookkeeping, copywriting, and/or design. Familiarity with Barsuk’s catalog and 15-year history is strongly preferred, but not necessary.

Music Supervisor/Sales (Atrium Music)

Job summary: Atrium Music, a new-model, boutique music licensing and publishing company is seeking an experienced, well-connected and highly motivated team member for the position of music supervisor/sales agent to pitch and place the company’s vast catalog of artist and composer music. 

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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 reader in regards to how aspiring writers can make the most of their summer vacation. 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.

Many of our readers are wrapping up another year of school this month or next, and if they’re fortunate enough to not absolutely have to find work right away their are several weeks of childlike freedom ahead. It’s an exciting time to be young, and for the young it’s an important time to be thinking about the future. Advertisers will tell you to embrace the now or otherwise live in the present, but if you want to make a career for yourself in the music business you should see the arrival of summer vacation as a door to opportunity that only needs your drive and passion to be kicked wide open. I cannot tell you exactly what you need to do in order to make yourself noticed by the industry at large, but by following the follows tips you will position yourself for success down the line. Making the most of that positioning and networking with the people you meet through those efforts is entirely up to you.

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"I understand what’s it like to work all week and on Friday night just want to go and leave your brain at the door, buy some popcorn and be thrilled by something.” - Don Cheadle

Hello and welcome to the final Haulix blog update of the work week. If you’re reading this post the day it goes then you’re likely joining us in the unsettling anticipation of the weekend ahead. It is Godzilla week, after all, and thanks to an early screening this week we already know it’s awesome. Before you run off to the cineplex however, we need to take a few moments and reflect on everything we’ve accomplished in recent days.

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. If you have any questions about the content of this post, or if you are interested in learning more about the secure music distribution services offered by Haulix, please email james@haulix.com and share your thoughts. We can also be found on Twitter and Facebook.

We have been telling you for over a month that we have a major addition coming to our anti-piracy toolkit, but we are still a week or two from the official roll out of the project.

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