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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:

Digital Marketing Manager (Pandora)

Job summary: Pandora is looking for a Digital Marketing Manager to join the growing Marketing team in Oakland, CA. The Digital Marketing Manager will be responsible for creating, managing and analyzing direct response mobile and web marketing campaigns as well as continuously identifying new opportunities for Pandora to acquire and reengage users.

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The colorful leaves outside my office window are the only sign I need to know that fall is well underway. Before we know it, Christmas advertisements will start popping up, and not long after that snow will begin to fall. We are on top of a hill that offers a steep slide into the end of year and to be perfectly honest we’re excited to see what the remaining weeks of 2014 will offer. We have worked incredibly hard to improve Haulix this year, and as you will soon learn our efforts are far from finished. First, however, we want to share with you the music of Triple Crown Records’ rock outfit Tiny Moving Parts:

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.

We have another big dev update!

A week has passed since our last update and we’re back with another update that gives you fine grained control over which promos your Administrators can see.

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Greetings, everyone! We are thrilled that you were able to find time in your busy schedule to browse our blog. We typically run podcasts on Thursday, but ‘Inside Music’ is taking a break this week. Instead of letting the day pass by without an update, we decided to share a guest piece from our dear friend Andrew Jones of Checkered Owl.

This blog exists to promote the future of the entertainment industry, and to do that we need input from people like you and your entertainment-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. We can also be found on Twitter and Facebook.

A lot of digital ink is spilled everyday on the “future of music”. Streaming vs. downloads, could Google+ ever matter, will EDM eat itself, can crowd funding last…etc. Quite frankly, I am a big fan of these discussions and I think there should be at least one person on every artist’s team who cares about, and participates in them. However, when we talk tech, engagement, and future; we often miss the one of the most critical pieces of the puzzle.

Making friends with other artists.

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Hello, everyone! We are bringing back our popular Artist Spotlight series this afternoon for a one of a kind look at the world of death metal. I know not every person who stumbles across this post will love metal, but I think there is something within the content of this interview that can help any artist on the rise.

This blog exists to promote the future of the entertainment industry, and to do that we need input from people like you and your entertainment-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. We can also be found on Twitter and Facebook.

The economics of the modern music industry have made it increasingly difficult for artists of all sizes to find labels willing to take a risk on releasing new music. Even the most seasoned professionals often struggle to lock down the money needed to create an album without agreeing to a longterm contract that hinders their ability to profit in the future. Some struggle so long that they eventually give in and sign away the future of their career, while others find a way to make DIY work for them. This is a story about the latter.

For the better part of the last thirty years, the name Obituary has been synonymous with the North American death metal movement. Founded as Executioner in 1984, the group released a number of influential albums before going on hiatus in 1997. They returned in 2003 with a renewed passion for pushing the envelope, and in the years since have delivered numerous hard-hitting releases. Their latest, Inked In Blood, was funded through Kickstarter in late 2013 and produced entirely be the band. Relapse Records is releasing the album October 27, and earlier today we had the opportunity to speak with guitarist Kenny Andrews about the album creation process.

This interview is a unique one, and that’s not only due to the fact we are talking about the death metal genre. Kenny is the newest member of Obituary, having joined in 2012, and his perspective on life in music is one that can be hard to find in the business today. He’s very much a newcomer to the world of death metal, yet the band that he appears in is often regarded as one of the genre’s greatest acts (of all time). In the interview below he talks about joining a band with such a notable legacy, as well as his first experience with the group in the studio. We even talk about touring.

If you would like to learn more about Kenny’s adventures in Obituary, make sure you follow the band on Twitter. Additional questions and comments can be left at the end of this post.

H: Hello, Kenny. How are you doing today?

K: I’m great! Thanks for asking.

H: Where are you speaking from?

K: I’m calling from Orlando, Florida right now. We’re supposed to get a cold front that will drop the temperature to the low 80s (laughs), but it’s hard to complain.

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Hello, everyone! Thank you for making time in your busy schedule to spend a few minutes discussing conflicts of interest in the modern music industry. This blog was created for music bloggers by music bloggers, and is intended to inform as much as it aims to start a dialogue. We welcome comments and replies at the end of each post.

This blog exists to promote the future of the entertainment industry, and to do that we need input from people like you and your entertainment-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. We can also be found on Twitter and Facebook.

In all my years of music blogging, ‘conflict of interest’ is probably the one term I have heard thrown around more than any other when discussing the efforts of various writers. Site owners, much like countless industry professionals working in areas like publicity or management, often have several industry-centric efforts going on at the same time. Some see this as a problem, while others view it as simply leveraging a position those individuals have earned through hard work. I’m not here to tell you which side is right because in all honestly I’m not entirely sure, but I can provide insight into the meaning of this often thrown around term and how it applies to the world of blogging today.

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Good afternoon, everyone! Welcome to the beginning of another work week here on the official blog of Haulix. We started this blog out of a desire to share the people behind the best music coverage with the world, and today we are continuing those effort with a brand new Blogger Spotlight feature we think you are going to love.

This blog exists to promote the future of the entertainment industry, and to do that we need input from people like you and your entertainment-loving friends. If you would like more information on the content in this article, or if you know of an industry pro you would like to see featured on this blog, please contact james@haulix.com. We can also be found on Twitter and Facebook.

In a time where every single music blog with a news section spends the majority of any given day copying and pasting press release details into so-called ‘original content,’ creating original content in order to drive traffic is more important than ever. When you can find the same information basically anywhere you look, it’s up to the author to find a unique/creative way to deliver that information that allows them to stand out from their competition. To do this, content creators need to think outside the box and challenge themselves to step beyond their own comfort zones. I wanted to showcases someone doing just that for several weeks now, and I think we’ve found the idea role model in Soundcrave Magazine team member Sarah Mankoff.

In just over a year’s time, Sarah Mankoff has evolved from being a diehard music fan just like anyone else, to becoming one of the most influential voices in hard rock blogging targeting people ages 16-25. Through her writing and video interview efforts, Sarah has developed a unique voice in music journalism that has quickly garnered international recognition. I’m not so sure she has put a ton of thought into making a lasting career out of this endeavor just yet, but I have all the faith in the world that she could achieve such a status if it’s what she wanted to do with her life. Sarah is a driven in a way we should all hope to be, and in the interview below we’re given some insight into how she makes her way through the business on a day to day basis.

Sarah is constantly creating new content, so keep an eye on Soundcrave Magazine for her latest features. You can also follow Sarah on Twitter. Additional questions and comments should be left at the end of this post.

H: Hello, Sarah. Thank you for taking time to speak with me today.

S: No problem! Thank you.

H: You’re in Los Angeles, correct? How are things there?

S: Yes. It’s hot. Very, very hot. haha.

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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:

Segment Retention Manager, New Customers (Sirius XM)

Job summary: The role of the Segment Retention Manager – New Customers is to drive customer and competitive insights into the strategic market planning for new customers. The Segment Retention manager will initiate the segment analysis and on boarding journey to lead the transition to segment market plan and metrics. The manager works in tandem with the segment team to weave Planning and Insights seamlessly into customer marketing efforts to drive discovery and engagement. Create customer touch points in support of renewal & retention strategies and leverage digital media and other mediums to achieve strategic goals.

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Good afternoon, everyone! Thank you for carving out a few minutes in your day to spend with us. We have been looking forward to sharing this feature for several weeks, and we hope you love it as much as we do. Jesea has a great history, and his future is very bright. 

This blog exists to promote the future of the entertainment industry, and to do that we need input from people like you and your entertainment-loving friends. If you would like more information on the content in this article, or if you know of an industry pro you would like to see featured on this blog, please contact james@haulix.com. We can also be found on Twitter and Facebook.

Jesea Lee is the kind of music industry professional I love to highlight on our blog. So many aspiring entertainment pros believe they have to relocate to one of the coasts in order to be successful, but Jesea is one of many who prove that is no longer the case in 2014. As long as you work hard, stay motivated, and continuously put the needs of others before yourself there is no telling how far you can advance in any endeavor you choose to pursue. That’s what Jesea has done with his love of music, and today he shares his journey with us.

If you would like to learn more about Jesea, as well as his efforts at Tragic Hero, be sure to follow the label on Twitter. Additional questions and comment should be left at the end of this post.

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We have started almost every one of our recent updates by introducing you to an up and coming artist we love. This week we made it a point to highlight the fact we often work with comedians as well, so we thought it would be a nice change of pace to feature one of our favorite comics at the top of this update. You may have heard of Marc Maron because of his hit show on IFC, but he’s been a standup for many years, and his recent ‘Thinky Pain’ special has kept us laughing throughout 2014. You can view the special on Netflix right now, but here’s a clip to get you started:

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.

We have dev updates! We have dev updates!

We have been teasing new product updates for the past several weeks, and in recent days we were finally able to unveil on project that has been taking up a lot of our time. 

Our promo distribution platform has long allowed for customization, but this week we took those efforts one step further by allowing for fully transparent promo creation. This means clients have more options than ever before to make each promo reflect the artist its meant to represent. Here’s an example of what a promo created using this feature can look like:

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Hello, everyone. Thank you for finding time in your busy life to spend a few minutes discussing music marketing with us. The post you’re about to read was written by Andrew Jones, founder of Checkered Owl. The contents highlight common mistakes found in many email marketing campaigns, as well as what you can do to improve your messaging. If you have any questions, please leave us a comment at the end of this post.

This blog exists to promote the future of the entertainment industry, and to do that we need input from people like you and your entertainment-loving friends. If you would like more information on the content in this article, or if you know of an industry pro you would like to see featured on this blog, please contact james@haulix.com. We can also be found on Twitter and Facebook.

Everyone should know at this point that e-mail better be a part of your online marketing strategy. While social media sites  can suddenly change their terms of service, re-evaluate their algorithms or lose they user base, e-mail is always there. Not to mention the fact that WAY more people actually BUY things from e-mail than any social media site.

There is a ton of great advice out there for e-mail lists so I don’t feel the need to write “TOP 8 E-MAIL TIPS MARKETERS DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW”. My main two pieces of advice are simple:

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