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Hello, everyone! We have been waiting to released this interview for a few days, but transcriptions sometimes take longer than expected. We finished today and thought it best to go ahead and push it out right away. Double post Tuesday, anyone?

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.

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It’s bee a while since we featured an up and coming industry talent who is somehow managing to juggle multiple high profile projects while maintaining an impressive GPA. Emily Hakes hails from the thriving city of Philadelphia with a passion for music that has been developing since her early teens. The world probably should have known she would be an industry life when he first show was Van’s Warped Tour 2007, but he we are seven years later and she’s just now starting to get the notoriety she deserves. From her work at Bad Timing and Lame-O records, to her fast developing skills as a publicist, Emily is quickly ascending to the heights of young music professionals everyone aspires to reach.

Last week, I was able to connect with Emily over the phone for a half hour conversation about her life and experiences up to this point. I knew next to nothing about her going in, aside from the various project I knew her to be connected with, and walked away feeling as if I made a very important new friend. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Emily will be able to accomplish anything she sets her mind to in this industry, and I am incredibly excited to see her achieve her various goals in the years to come.

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

H: Hello, Emily. How are you this afternoon?

E: I’m doing well. Just started my day a few hours ago. So far, so good.

H: I know we’ve tried to schedule this a couple time now, so I am happy we finally able to connect. How is the weather in Philadelphia today?

E: It’s actually great today. It’s been bad this week. It’s been rainy and humid a lot, but today it’s sunny.

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Hey there, everyone! Today is one of those magical days where we woke with plans to do one thing, but life quickly let us know we were meant to do something else altogether. Isn’t it exciting when those moments arise? The piece you’re about to read is based on events that happened this week, but truth be told they occur all the time. Whether you’re big or small, this one will help you when the unexpected occurs.

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.

You know that saying about the best laid plans of mice and men and how they often go awry? The same can be said for the promotion of major label and indie artists. We can give you all the information you need to get started with your marketing efforts, and you in turn can do everything in your power to use those newly developed skills to build your brand, but sooner or later something will go wrong and your big reveal will be spoiled several hours, or even days, before its planned release. When that day comes, and regardless of how many smart people you surround yourself with it will eventually occur, the best thing you can possibly do is roll with it. Scramble to make a new plan, yes, but in the digital age it is impossible to put your metaphorical cat back in its bag. Once it’s free it’s free, and people are going to see to it your cat remains free even if you try to say otherwise.

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Hello, everyone! Welcome to the beginning of another new work week. We are thrilled to learn that you managed to find a few minutes of free time to spend exploring the modern music industry. We have been looking forward to sharing this feature for a while and are thrilled to see it finally materialize.

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.

For the better part of the last few years, it has been almost impossible to look up tour dates for your favorite band without interacting with the BandsInTown platform. This one company, which has been growing since inception in 2007, is the number one concert discovery app for Facebook, iTunes, and Google. At least 50% of all Billboard artists have already embraced it, and an even greater number of indie acts rely on the its customizable embeds to make their Facebook pages a bit more eye catching. 

We wanted to learn more about the company and how it came to be the powerhouse it is today, so recently we interviewed Social Media Community Manager Sam Christie about his experience and where the company is headed in the future. It took a while to hear back, but that was only due to the fact the Bandsintown team never slows down. They have developments rolling out regularly, and they seem to be doing everything in their power to increase their productivity as often as possible. Work ethic like that is hard to come by in any industry, especially the music business, and it’s something we hope to gain insight into through our conversation with Sam. You can learn about his journey, as well as the ways Bandsintown keeps indie artists in mind, below.

If you would like to learn more about Sam and the efforts of the entire Bandsintown team, please follow the company on Twitter. You should also download the app, which is available now in whatever digital store your smartphone/tablet relies on. Additional questions and comments may be left at the end of this post.

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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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