Welcome to the Tumblr home of Haulix. We offer state-of-the-art promotional distribution solutions to artists and record labels worldwide.

Recent Tweets @

Hello everyone! After a brief break to celebrate the holiday we have returned with the latest installment in our ongoing effort to inform aspiring music photographers about the realities of life in the industry. This column is dedicated to photo releases and how they may or may not impact your interest in working with certain artists. There is a lot to read, but professional photographer Nick Karp has done a great job of breaking everything down into easy to understand chunks, each with real world example.

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.

This week, something happened that is not necessarily uncommon in concert photography, but something I neglected to think about. I was asked to sign a photo release to shoot a show. What is a photo release?  In music photography, it’s a contract that a band sends the media that indicates some rules and regulations.

Read More

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.

image

Job Openings:

Day-to-Day Artist Manager (Forty 6ix AM)

Job summary: We are looking for a killer Day-to-Day Manager who also believes that music can change the world. You should be a ”Go Getter” who lives, breaths, and loves Electronic Music. We need that rare person who is a hardworking team player who is both organized AND an ”out-of-the-box” thinker. You should have the passion, knowledge, independence, and network to execute and accomplish complex projects on our artists’ behalf.

Read More

It’s back! We told you last week that our hiatus from podcasting had come to a close, and as proof we’ve returned exactly seven days later with our third episode ready to be shared across the world wide web. We know a lot of you have asked about getting this show on iTunes, and we promise that is on our immediate to-do list. For now, you can stream and download this show, as well as the rest of the Inside Music series, on Soundcloud

This week’s episode features Jacob Tender, Digital Editor for Substream Magazine and former editor of Under The Gun Review. He may only be 21, but Jacob has already reached professional heights seasoned vets often long to achieve, including having a personal essay about his favorite band kickstart what eventually became one of the biggest band reunions in recent memory. He’s proud of everything he’s done, but it’s what he has one the horizon that truly captures our imagination.

Over the course of the hour-long conversation found below, Jacob and I talk about his life in writing, as well as how factors outside the music industry can impact people’s professional plans. It starts with a strong focus on writing and blogging, but as things carry one we begin to speak in a far more general sense about the industry as a whole. It’s a hopeful, yet cautious conversation, and I’m glad we got it all on digital tape.

Our plan is to release a new podcast every week from here on out, and we already have another episode 90% complete. We hope you have as much fun listening to this show as much as we did making it. I know we’re not on the iTunes store just yet, but we will update you on that front soon. For now, let’s get to the show:

Read More

Diehard fans likely already know this to be true, but Nirvana founder Kurt Cobain once wrote that his earliest memory of music was long days spent listening to Terry Jacks’ “Seasons In The Sun” on his aunt’s turntable. He would spin the 7” single over and over again until he had driven everyone around him crazy. Eventually, the connection he made with that song lead to a career that changed music forever. It’s kind of crazy when you think about it, if only because “Seasons In The Sun” may be the furthest thing from grunge ever record. Still, inspiration comes from the strangest things, and without that simplistic (and somewhat horribly depressing) song we may never have heard In Utero. Crazy, right?

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.

I know our development updates have been slacking in recent weeks, but I have two new pieces of information to pass along this afternoon that will hopefully make up for the silence. Both are meant to simplify life for our clients, and both impact the way invitation are created:

Read More

Hello and welcome to the only Industry Spotlight column we plan to run this week. We made a conscious decision to run less interviews over the summer, but with fall quickly approaching you can expect many new conversations to make their way onto this blog in the weeks and months ahead. Some will be bloggers, others will be professionals working in other parts of the industry, but every single one will have something to offer those hoping to get a leg up on this crazy thing we call the music business.

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.

We receive more requests to interview producers than probably any other profession within the industry, but those who work in that field tend to be so unbelievably busy that organizing interviews has consistently proven difficult. There are more than a dozen producers who have expressed a desire to participate in recent weeks, but most have so much going on it will likely be fall before they can think about joining us. One person was willing to rearrange things to make time for us, however, and that man goes by the name of Peter Junge.

Based out of London with a lifetime of experience and a degree in Recording Arts from Middlesex University, Peter Junge has been working in and around the music business for many years. He started as a musicians himself, but over time learned the skills needed to foray into the world of production. His history both on stage and in the studio gives Junge better insight into the complex relationships shared by musicians and their music, as well as the engineers hoping to capture their creativity. That, coupled with experience gained from working with the likes of Andy Wallace and Chris Lord-Alge, have made Junge a powerful force behind the board, and today he shares his journey with the world.

I will admit to being far more familiar with Junge’s work than his actual life prior to working on this feature, but now that I understand the experiences that made the man producing records today I feel I have gained a better appreciation for his art. My hope is that you will feel the same, but if not at least you can count of learning a few new tricks to apply when trying to get your start in the industry. If you have any questions or comments, please add them at the end of this post.

Read More

Hello, everyone! Thank you for taking a few minutes out of your day to visit our blog. The feature you are about to enjoy takes an in-depth look at a simple trick to fighting piracy that many young artists overlook time and time again. It’s nothing too complicated, but it can make a world of difference on your overall sales.

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.

This is going to sound a little crazy at first, but the availability of your material online is just as important to curving piracy in 2014 as the need to actively combat the proliferation links through Takedown Notices. That may seem counter-intuitive, as the spread of your unreleased material is typically not something you want easily available to anonymous people online, but there comes a point in every album promotion cycle where the exact opposite becomes true. Allow me to explain…

Read More

Hello, everyone. We are thrilled to have you join us this day, or whatever day you happen to come across this article. We typically fill our weeks with band advice and editorials on life in the industry, but today we are switching gears to offer some advice to our clients. Don’t worry, our regularly scheduled programming will resume tomorrow.

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.

One of the features available to clients that we receive the most feedback about is the ability to customize email invitations and promo pages. We have done everything in our power to make these pages completely customizable, but until today we never took the time to walk through each element of the design process. Let’s begin, shall we?

Read More

Hello, everyone! Welcome to the beginning of a new week here on the official blog of Haulix. We are thrilled to know you have chosen to spend a few minutes of your time with us. This is the final week of August and we have done everything in our power to plan content that helps us end the month strong. Today, we’re taking a look at automation and how it may or may not be the answer to every problem you have.

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 internet and the idea that automation will somehow save us all have long walked hand in hand through the world of business. Automation is the older of the two, with a history that dates back to the beginning of the 1900s, but it’s just as feisty today as ever before. The birth of apps, which came about as a direct result of the internet, created countless new paths to automation success for consumers and entrepreneurs alike. You can find apps to wake you up, send you reminders, check your blood alcohol content, check your blood sugar, track your steps, track your pregnancy, control your television, control your stereo, control your car stereo, start your car, pay bills, and a million other tasks - big and large - in between. The one thing no app can do, however, is make you a successful musician. They can help you, yes, but they cannot do the real work for you. 

What’s the real work? Good question.

Read More

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:

Associate Dean of Admissions Marketing and Recruiting (Berklee)

Job summary: The Associate Dean of Admissions Marketing and Recruiting develops strategies to support the Deans enrollment vision. Oversees ROI on all recruitment marketing campaigns. Responsible for the Admissions digital marketing strategy through leverage of technologies including (but not limited to) Marketo and Salesforce. Oversees direct mail list segmentation to generate highly effective response rate for our various summer, undergraduate, and graduate programs. Ability to think strategically and monitor/adjust tactical implementation. An entrepreneurial, results-oriented outlook.

Read More

After a little more than a month away it gives us great pleasure to reintroduce the Inside Music podcast. We learned a great deal from our first episode, including the necessity of high quality microphones, and have made several efforts to improve our production for this latest offering. If you have any ideas for how we can improve our efforts further, please reach out on Twitter.

This week’s episode features guest Zack Zarrillo, otherwise known as the founder of PropertyOfZack.com and co-founder of Bad Timing Records. Zack has been a fixture in the pop punk scene for the last several years, and though he’s only 21 he has already managed to carve a unique niche for himself in this business that has opened more doors than I am able to count. Our conversation revolves mostly around Zack’s efforts in writing, as well as his plans for future, but we do dive into his other projects and the problems that arise when someone takes on as much as he has in the past year. I’m really happy with the result, and I think those that listen to the full recording will learn to see Zack in a new way as a result.

The music you hear at the beginning of this episode is take from “That One Limp Bizkit Song” by California folk punk outfit Sledding With Tigers. Their debut album, A Necessary Bummer, is available now through Antique Records.

Our plan is to release a new podcast every week from here on out, and we already have another episode 90% complete. We hope you have as much fun listening to this show as much as we did making it. I know we’re not on the iTunes store just yet, but we will update you on that front soon. For now, let’s get to the show:

Read More